17 patients being treated for Coronavirus, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus has recovered.
According to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye disclosed this at the Information Ministry’s press briefing on COVID-19 in the country.
He said the patients are only declared free from the disease after they have recorded two consecutive negatives.
“Currently we have 83 people in that category. A significant number have tested the first negative but we have 17 who have recorded double negatives and are obviously clinically cured.”
He also disclosed that out of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, 208 who are all well, asymptomatic, or in mild condition are being treated at home and in isolation centers across the country.
For the 66 patients who have had their first negative test after contracting the disease, they will be tested again and “chances are that they will all test negative again.”
The announcement will bring some relive to Ghanaians who have, in the past weeks been troubled by Ghana’s increasing Covid-19 cases.