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First coronavirus patient recovers in Upper West

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The Medical Director at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, Dr. Samuel Aborah says the first COVID-19 patient in the Upper East Region, a 33-year old pregnant woman, has tested negative for the virus after weeks of treatment at the treatment center in Bolgatanga.

The Medical Director at the hospital who made the disclosure to GBC’s Radio Ghana after a tour of the isolation treatment centers said though her second test turned out negative after weeks of treatment, the mandatory last test is expected to be conducted to declare her fully recovered.

The patient, a resident of Bolgatanga tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first case to be recorded in the region. Management of the hospital subsequently closed down the unit for decontamination.

The Upper East Region has so far recorded eight cases of COVID-19 with one death. Two Health Workers in the region are among the 8 persons who tested positive.

The two, Radio Ghana gathered, are staff of the Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga who came into close contact with the first case at the facility on the 3rd of this month involving a 30 weeks pregnant woman resident of Bolgatanga.

Speaking to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the Medical Director at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, Dr. Samuel Aborah, said the facility has a separate holding center and a treatment center.

A medical officer in-charge of the treatment center at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, Dr. Edward Adeb, spoke about the current condition of the covid-19 patients at the facility.

The Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Winifred Ofosu, says the region so far has one of the best isolation and treatment centers for covid-19 patients.

The Upper East Region as at 16th of this month had recorded additional four new cases bringing the total number to eight with one death.

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