First person who tested positive in Bolgatanga Regional hospital has been discharged after passing through a successful recovery.
The woman who was confirmed COVID-19 positive on April 3, 2020, is believed to have contracted it from Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region after a week visit to the area.
According to the management of the hospital, the patient was discharged after going through the mandatory quarantine at the hospital’s COVID-19 treatment centre and tested negative in her two repeat tests.
Mr Zakaria Yakubu,the administrator of the hospital confirmed that the patient fully recovered from the symptoms of the virus and has been discharged duly.
“Yes, she has fully recovered and went home this afternoon. We are reintegrating her into society and will continue to provide her with psychological support and educate her to stay safe.”
“We will also sensitize her immediate family and those around her so they don’t stigmatize her”
The region on April 27, 2020, recorded ten new cases to the initial eight cases with one death bringing the total cases recorded to 17.
Out of the 508 suspected cases recorded in the region between 3rd April and 27th April 2020, 18 tested positive and 279 tested negative while 211 cases are pending.
So far, five districts out of the fifteen municipal and districts have recorded confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving seven females and eleven males.
So far,Bolgatanga municipality has recorded 12 cases,Bawku has two cases,Kassena Nankana has 2,where as Bawku West and Pusiga District carries one each.