Dr Nsiah-Asare says his projections on the number of people who will be infected with COVID-19 in Ghana is only based on a World Health Organization projection.
Mr Nsiah-Asare came under huge pressure after making the projection on TV yesterday.
He has however made some clarification to the projections and says it was only based on a hypothesis from WHO and it does not mean that is what will happen at all cost.
He said with the kind of measures put in place by the President it is highly likely Ghana will not get to the point of recording an increase in deaths he however employed the public to desist from the misinformation from some media organizations.
“Yesterday I gave a hypothesis that WHO put out and I said if Ghana stayed without doing anything at all then we could have more deaths but they should have added that, it is not the case in Africa, based on facts and figures we have our actual figures surpass that, we have put several measures in place, social distancing, closure of borders among others. We even restricted movement in two of our big cities, so the data shows Ghana will not go in the direction of several deaths. It is never true that Ghana will record 3 million people with COVID-19 cases based on the WHO hypothesis”
With his projections, if Ghana’s population is pegged at 30 million, it implies some three million Ghanaians may get infected for the Covid-19.
Also, 5% of the projected three million infections falling seriously sick suggests that at least 150, 000 will fall within this category.
Out the 150,000 people whose infection will be serious, 10% of will be fatal; which means 15,000 deaths would have been recorded before Ghana gets out of the woods.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases as of April 22, 2020, stands at 1,154 with 120 recoveries with 9 deaths.