You couldn’t have imagined the smiles on the faces of these one thousand and sixty-nine (1,069) patients who have been discharged at the various isolation centers in the Western Region, as they reunite with their families back home.

These persons have been held in the isolation facilities across the region over the past two to three weeks after having tested positive for the novel coronavirus. However based on the new guideline adopted by the Ghana Health Service in defining its case categories within its COVID-19 management and treatment system, they are deemed to be healthy.

Per the case definition, these persons having shown no symptoms or illness fourteen days (14) after testing positive, could be discharged as they pose no risk of transferring the virus to others.

A report published by the Western Region Health Directorate has it that the total confirmed case for the region stands at one thousand one hundred and forty-eight (1,148), with thirty-three (33) patients having recovered from the virus, and three (3) patients sadly passing away.

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