Fact check: Ghana’s COVID-19 recovery cases is not 31

Fact check: Ghana’s COVID-19 recovery cases is not 31

Ghana has as of April 13, 2020, recorded only 17 recoveries from the 636 positive cases of the COVID-19 according to official figures from the Ghana Health Service.

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This information is contrary to reports and claims by some online portals and the West African Health Organization that 31 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered.

But information from the Ghana Health Service indicates clearly that the figure 31 put out there is false.

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Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service Dr. Badu Sarkodie explained to the media in Accra that before one is declared fit and recovered from the coronavirus, two lab tests are conducted and if you become negative and don’t pose any threat to “anyone anymore we say that you are recovered and discharged”.

Ghana has a total of 636 cases of COVID-19 with eight (8)deaths as of April 14, 2020.

Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

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In the past two weeks since the institution of enhanced surveillance, restriction of movement and continuous public education to prevent the spread of cases of COVID-19.

Several cases have been recorded as a result of intensive contact tracing and testing.

Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 17 people have fully recovered from the COVID-19 after going through a series of tests, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed.

The Ghana Health Service noted that the recovered patients tested negative twice before being released.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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