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Coronavirus: One recovers in Agogo South hospital

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One person has fully recovered from coronavirus in Ghana, Health officials have confirmed to Starrfm.com.gh.

The Chinese national who had tested positive for the virus at Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research ( KCCR) and was being treated at the Agogo South Government hospital in the Ashanti region was discharged Wednesday after doctors confirmed he had recovered.

A highly placed health official who confirmed the recovery to Starrfm.com.gh Thursday said they have sent details of the incident to the health ministry.

A source also said the hospital is still contact-tracing individuals the Chinese might have met before falling ill.

Ghana has recorded 68 cases of coronavirus after 15 more persons who were mandatorily quarantined by the government tested positive.

According to the Ghana Health Service, "The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president".

"Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive".

Source: starrfm.com.gh

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