Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has denied claims that the coronavirus death figures recorded in the country have been massaged.
This comes after a report by pressure group, OccupyGhana claimed officials of government in charge of the management of Covid-19 have been manipulating the figures.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Dr. Nsiah-Asare stated that government is not in anyway massaging the coronavirus figures.
“We do not generate any figures from the policy level. The presidential task force and for that matter the presidency, doesn’t generate any figures. There is an implementing agency so this Covid-19 fight is led by Ghana Health Service, the teaching hospitals, and the Ministry of Health.
“The presidency does not generate the figures. We see the figures just as you are seeing today, and we then use the figures to plan and monitor our situation,” he explained.
Ghana has recorded 229 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases to 12,193, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced.
The new cases were recorded in nine regions with the Ashanti Region having the highest number of new cases.
The country has also recorded 104 new recoveries, bringing the recoveries to 4,326. The death toll now stands at 58.