As at the end of yesterday, the country had tested a total number of 113, 497 people. Out of this number, 2 074 people’s results came out positive.
Though the number seem huge, as compared to Nigeria whose current positive cases stands at 1, 932 as against Ghana whose positive cases is at 2, 074 currently.
The good news is that Ghana is way ahead when it comes to the coverage of its total population tested.
Nigeria is six (6) times more populated than Ghana.
Ghana’s population according to worldometer presently is at 30,959,460 whereas Nigeria’s population as at the same period, is 205,234,129 according to worldometer.
Nigeria has tested only 12,828 out their total population of 205,234,129 and Ghana out of our total population of 30,959,460 have tested 113, 497 people.
Also, the country’s deaths recorded despite our huge positive numbers is quite lower compared to our counterparts. Ghana has recorded 17 deaths and Nigeria’s deaths toll is at 58. However, the number of recovery in Nigeria is a bit higher than that of Ghana.
Nigeria has 319 recoveries out of the 1,932 positive cases whilst Ghana’s recovered cases sums up to 212 out of the 2,074 cases.
Considering South Africa, who are currently leading Africa COVID19 case count, they have a total population of 59, 181, 360. They have tested a total of 207, 530 people, with 5, 647 testing positive to COVID19 , recorded 103 deaths and 2,073 cases recovered.
Egypt has a total population of 101,998, 936, out of which only 90,000 people have been tested. Out of these, 5,537 tested positive with 392 deaths and 1,381 recoveries.
Though, South Africa is currently leading Africa’s COVID19 case count, it has relatively low deaths as compared to Egypt and Nigeria.
Ghana apparently has a very low death rate, with a considerable recovery rate, all things being equal.
Again, considering each of the four (4) country’s COVID19 variables as reported above, Ghana could have a better chance of reducing its infection rate in the nearest future.
Ghana in its quest to test as many people within a short period, adopted a mandatory quarantine, contact tracing and routine surveillance. This has enabled Ghana to test alot of people, quarantined alot of suspected cases, monitored closely and isolated positive cases who were asymptomatic, and therefore could have easily infected other people.
African leaders should consider the comparative advantages that their nation have regarding the fight against COVID19 and how they can use that to help each other.
They should continuesly share ideas as to the best way forward for Africans