“COVID-19 Recoveries Expected and Normal” – KCCR replies Mahama’s Aide
Filed picture of COVID-19 patient.
The recovery of more people from the pandemic Conoravirus in Ghana is normal despite doubt by some Ghanaians, according to a Research Scientist at Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Dr. Augustina Angelina Sylverken.
“This is not surprising at all, because in Ghana, most of the infected people of the virus are syn-chromatic which means they get healed even without treatment after testing Positive”, she explained on Kumasi-based Opemsuo FM morning show monitored.
Last Friday, May 15, 2020, Ghana recorded some1,460 recoveries from an initial figure of 670; raising eyebrow with former President John Mahama aide, Joyce Bawa questioning the figures
“These people after testing Positive of COVID-19, they showed no symptoms such as headache and others so they were not treated but they came back to their normal life”, the Research Scientist at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) told host, George Opoku Mensah during a telephone conversation
Meanwhile, Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Nsiah-Asare, has said the Covid-19 recoveries recorded on Friday and Saturday were just a tip of the iceberg as more good news is in the offing.
He explained that said the recovery is a process and not an event.
The former Director of the Ghana Health Service noted that some 1,500 infected are waiting to be tested for the second time, after which they can also go home as recovered persons.
“If you are isolated for two weeks and you pass your two negative tests we discharge you to go home and pronounce you as recovered. If you remember, people were complaining about our rate being very low but now we thank God that our recovery rate has gone up over 1,000. We still have about 1,500 more patients who are awaiting their second tests so we can declare them as recovered. I have the confidence that over 1,000 people will recover soon,” he revealed