COVID-19: 17 patients fully recover, 66 more test negative

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah [Information Minister]
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah [Information Minister]

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that seventeen (17) persons have fully recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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

Delivering an update on COVID-19 at a press briefing on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah further explained that before a patients are officially declared to have fully recovered from the virus, the person has to test negative twice.

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He also disclosed that there are another sixty-six (66) patients have also tested negative but are not included in the full recovery cases because they are yet to conduct a second test on them.

The number of recovery cases will come to 83 after their results prove negative on a second testing.

Ghana has recorded 566 confirmed cases of the COVID-19.

Out of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 reportedly is as a result of routine surveillance, 159 patients from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in Accra and Tamale respectively.


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As of 11 April 2020, 23:00 Hrs, a total of 37,954 persons have been tested with 566 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorized as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died,

GHS further indicated.