A health economist, Nana Kofi Quakyi, is calling for more streamlined data on the section of Ghanaians infected with the novel coronavirus who have no travel history.
As community transfer of the virus increases in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service is indicating that 66.6 percent of the infected persons in Ghana have no travel history.
But the data does not indicate if they were infected by persons in the community or persons with a travel history.
“It is actually, in my opinion, the single most important data point for us to have right now,” Mr. Quakyi stressed on the Citi Breakfast Show.
The one other data point is for infected persons with a travel history.
“The important question is outside of these two categories, what is the percentage of the total cases we have where we can identify a connection with a known positive case where there is no known travel history,” Mr. Quakyi noted.