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Ghana hasn’t arrived at pinnacle of coronavirus contamination bend yet – Health Economist

Dr Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah, Health Economist at the University of Ghana

A Health Economist at the University of Ghana, Dr Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah has said the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the legislature hurriedly inferred that the nation has arrived at its pinnacle of the recorded COVID-19 cases in the nation.

At a press preparation in Accra on Tuesday, May 5, the Director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie said the COVID-19 bend had topped and it was normal that the nation will begin seeing a decrease in the quantity of cases relying upon how well residents keep the avoidance conventions.

He said this when Ghana had recorded at 3,091 cases.

Dr Badu Sarkodie’s declaration was after the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana’s biggest lab testing for coronavirus in the nation said it had finished testing the excess of around 18,000 examples, permitting them to now to test and report on tests inside 24 hours.

Be that as it may, only three days after the declaration, an extra 921 COVID-19 cases were recorded expanding the complete number to 4,012.

GHS had asserted that over half of these new cases were because of an episode in a mechanical office with 1,300 laborers of which 533 affirmed positive.

Be that as it may, Dr Abekah-Nkrumah, said the GHS neglected to make a careful investigation of the COVID-19 chart before showing up at that choice.

“… Once they discussed the way that we’ve hit the pinnacle, I was somewhat shocked in light of the fact that for example on the off chance that you take a gander at the new cases from the normal observation, you understand that preceding the new figures, on the off chance that you see it regarding a seven-day moving normal, there was somewhat of a plunge. Along these lines, I would envision that individuals were fooled into accepting that we had arrived at our pinnacle. In any case, regardless of whether you take a gander at the seven-day moving normal from the past report, you understand that the chart is simply going here and there so that ought to have given them a sign that possibly we’ve not arrived at our pinnacle and that they required a touch of time to make that judgment.”

“Once more, in the event that you additionally take a gander at combined affirmed cases, and you were seeing it regarding seven and 14-day midpoints, you understand that the pattern is upward. As I’m uncertain about whether they took a gander at this before they began discussing the way that we’ve really gotten to our pinnacle,” he demanded.

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