According to Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare the Presidential Advisor on Health, Ghanaians should brace up for more COVID-19 recoveries as some 1500 patients are on the waiting list to be declared free from the disease.
On Saturday, Ghanaians were thrown into a state of shock when the country’s COVID-19 recoveries recorded massive jump 670 to 1,754 with 1,084 new recoveries.
This massive increase of COVID-19 recoveries got people talking with cynics calling for further and better particulars.
Joyce Bawah Mogtari, a Former President John Mahama’s aide, expressed doubts about the figures calling for probe.
On Twitter, she posted: “How the hell did 790 more people recover overnight. We need to put these numbers to strict proof.”
Currently, Ghana has 5,735 confirmed cases and 1,754 recoveries with 29 deaths according to latest update.
Ghana, Last Friday, May 15, 2020, recorded some1,460 recoveries from an initial figure of 670; raising eyebrow with Mahama aide questioning the figures.
However, a former Director-General of Ghana Health Service, Dr Nsiah-Asare 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.
Dr Nsiah-Asare said the recovery is a process and not an event.
The Presidential Advisor, speaking on an Accra-based TV station , revealed that some 1,500 infected are waiting to be tested for the second time, after which they can also go home as recovered persons.
He said if two consecutive tests are carried out and it’s negative, the person is discharged.
He expressed the hope that Ghanaians will have something to smile about when the figures come out.
“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 said.