COVID-19: About 15,000 Ghanaians Are Likely To Die – Dr Anthony

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Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has revealed that about 15, 000 are likely to die from the novel Coronavirus.

This, according to him is based on a model generated for the coronavirus infections in Ghana.

He explained that the model follows the lifting of the lockdown directive on some parts of the country on Monday, April, 20, 2020.

He made this known on Accra based radio station Joy FM, on Tuesday.

He added that the projection is also based on a baseline projection that 10% of Ghanaians are likely to test positive for the virus before infections peak.

Dr Nsiah-Asare said out of the 10% projected infections, majority of the cases are likely to be asymptomatic.

“We expect that about 10% of the population may be infected and out of the 10% of the population 80% may not show signs or symptoms at all and 5% of them will be very ill, that is the projection,” he said.

The Presidential Advisor added that “out of this 5% of persons projected to be critically ill, 10% may die”.