Ghana’s death toll has increased to 58, according to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye.
At Tuesday’s briefing, Dr Kuma-Aboagye also revealed that Ghana’s total case count is now 12, 193 with 4,326 recoveries. Dr Kuma-Aboagye has also dismissed suggestions that the government is manipulating COVID-19 death numbers. According to him, there is a process that people who die from the virus go through before they are finally reported to the general public. His response comes after Pressure Group, OccupyGhana, alleged that the government is manipulating Ghana’s death numbers from the COVID-19.
In a statement, Occupy Ghana wondered why less than 20 out of the 38 people who have died in the Ashanti region alone from COVID-19 have been added to the national tally.
Ghana has officially reported 54 deaths from the COVID-19 so far with case count hitting 11,964.
Occupy Ghana in the statement called on the government to be transparent in reporting figures or risk losing the public trust.
“There is cause to suspect that the death numbers are being massaged. The reported 54 deaths so far cannot be right. For instance, even though 38 deaths have been reported from the Ashanti Region alone, less than 20 of those deaths are included in the national count!