There Is A Cause To Suspect The COVID-19 Death Numbers Are Being Manipulated

Pressure Group, OccupyGhana has expressed skepticism about the veracity of some of the figure put out by the Ghana Health Service with regards to the Covid-19 cases in the country.

According to the group, some anomalies it has detected in the data cannot be a true reflection of the situation on the ground.

The number of deaths as a result of the pandemic currently stands at 54, per the GHS figures.

But the pressure group claims this cannot be true, saying “there is cause to suspect that the death numbers are being massaged.”

It explained that “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!”

OccupyGhana further argues that, “if the public suspects under reporting etc, there will be a loss of trust in the reporting system and that will have consequences that will influence public behavioural responses.”

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“The case count is growing steadily by the day – about 200 to 300 new cases per day. At the last count, we had 7652 confirmed active cases even though that number could be higher (the total number of confirmed cases is 11,964),” the June 15 statement read.

The pressure group also highlighted some other developments which it believes is derailing the efforts made in combatting the spread of the virus.

One of those is the deaths of some health professionals and the contractions of the disease by some frontline workers at the various facilities. They called on Government to also prioritise this category of service providers by providing them with adequate personal protective equipment.

“Hospitals are getting overwhelmed with spillovers of designated areas for suspected and confirmed cases into emergency rooms and wards otherwise not assigned. The result of this, with delays in getting test results, is a desperate attempt to shorten hospital stay and increase the availability of bed space by discharging  patients before the post-treatment test results.”

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