83 percent of critically ill patients recover from COVID-19

June 29, 2020 / Comments (0)

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Forty-four out of the 53 persons who were infected with COVID-19 and were critically ill in Ghana have fully recovered.

The figure, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo, indicates that 83 per cent of infected persons, at the various Intensive Care Units (ICU) across health facilities in the country, have been discharged.

In his 13th address to the nation on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo said “most patients, who are critically ill and need intensive care, do, indeed, survive the virus, if they seek medical help promptly.

For example, out of 53 patients admitted into intensive care units (ICU) at the Ga East Municipal Hospital and the University of Ghana Medical Centre, since the pandemic struck, 44, i.e. 83%, have fully recovered, and have been discharged.”

The President Akufo-Addo also used the occasion to entreat persons who experience symptoms of the virus to report early to the health facilities.

He thus encouraged the citizens not to feel stigmatised if they test positive for Coronavirus.

“There should be no fear of stigmatisation or embarrassment with being diagnosed with COVID-19. So, please, when you begin to experience symptoms such as fever, persistent cough, bodily pains, loss of taste and smell, and difficulty in breathing, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest health facility”, he advised.

Ghana’s case count

As at Sunday, June 28, the country had recorded 17,351 COVID-19 cases.

The total number of persons who have recovered from the novel disease has also increased to 12,994.

Ghana currently has 4,345 active cases after 294,867 tests and 112 deaths.

Source: Graphic Online

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