Northern Region: 2 COVID-19 positive patients on the run

Northern Region: 2 COVID-19 positive patients on the run

- The Northern Region Health Directorate has revealed that two COVID-19 patients have escaped isolation

- A search has been mounted to find the two who went missing since last week Tuesday

- The two were among 10 others whose samples were sent to KCCR for testing

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The Northern Region Health Directorate has revealed that two COVID-19 patients escaped last week Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

According to the health directorate, a search has been mounted to find the two who went missing.

The Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. John B. Eleeza, stated that the two were among 10 others whose samples were sent to KCCR for test on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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He revealed, however, that after the test results were released on Friday, May 15 and it proved positive, the two were nowhere to be found.

Dr Eleeza mentioned that all efforts to trace their whereabouts have been unsuccessful.

He assured that the directorate is doing its best to locate them.

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There have been several reports of COVID-19 confirmed patients running away to avoid being isolated and treated.

In Fadama for instance, two persons, a man, and woman escaped when they were told their COVID-19 status after the results came out.

For reasons best known to them, they chose to run away than to be kept under quarantine and treated.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service via its website on the evening of Tuesday, May 26, 2020, has announced that the coronavirus cases in Ghana have increased to 7,117.

The update indicates 153 new cases have been recorded in the country. Meanwhile, some 220 more persons have recovered from the disease pushing the total recoveries to 2,317.

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