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COVID-19: 49 Patients Discharged, Under Home Care — GHS

COVID-19: 49 Patients Discharged, Under Home Care — GHS
LISTEN APR 3, 2020

About 49 persons who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana have been discharged from health facilities for home care management.

Giving a breakdown of the numbers, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Aboagye, said at a press briefing in Accra on Friday that 20 out of the 49 were awaiting retest.

He said in the Greater Accra Region, 58 patients were on admission at the Ga East Municipal Hospital and out of which 38 had been discharged for home care.

He added that the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) has four cases on admission, while the 37 Military Hospital has one case on admission and 6 cases being managed at home.

Dr Aboagye further said Kumasi has one case being managed at home and another one on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Obuasi, he said, was manging two cases at home, while one case was also being managed at home in Wa.

He said the 10 cases in Tamale were in a stable condition while the reported case in the Eastern Region was being managed at the Atuah Government Hospital.

Dr Aboagye also noted that a total of 6,000 people who came into contact with coronavirus patients in Accra and Kumasi have been traced and their samples taken for testing.

The contacts, he said, were traced by a team of about 300 people who have been trained to undertake the exercise in the affected areas.

As of Thursday, April 2, Ghana had confirmed 204 cases of the Coronavirus disease with five deaths.

---graphic.com.gh

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