COVID-19: Number of recovered persons rises to 17

Seventeen infected persons have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service.

“We have 17 persons who have recorded double negatives and are obviously clinically cured,” Dr. Patrick Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service disclosed at a press briefing on Tuesday.

“Currently, we have a definition of recovered as those who are positive and have recorded consecutive negative [tests],” he explained.

Dr. Aboagye assured that the treatment of infected persons was going well noting that, “case management is very good especially for those who come early.”

According to him, 83 people are in recovery status with 66 people in treatment already having tested negative for the virus once.

Two hundred and eight of the infected persons are well and in mild condition with two who remain critically ill.

A total of 566 novel coronavirus cases have so far been recorded in Ghana with eight deaths.

The Greater Accra Region has the most cases with 452; the Ashanti Region, 49; Eastern Region, 32; Northern Region, 10; Volta Region, nine; Upper West Region, seven; Upper East Region, four; North East Region, one; Western Region, one and the Central Region with one.


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