The Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso has confirmed that 26 staff members of the facility have contracted COVID-19, Citi News reports
During the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate’s last update on COVID-19 cases in the region, the Regional Health Director, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang, said that 30 health workers in the region have contracted COVID-19.
It is however not clear if the total number of health workers in the region infected with the virus still stands at 30 out of which the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital alone has 26 of its staff being infected.
Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, however, says their evaluation has shown that not all the staff may have contracted the virus from the facility.
“I think with the last count, about 26 of our staff from various areas had contracted the virus. Even for those ones that have come out to be positive, the evaluation that has been done is also showing clearly that not all of them may have picked the infection from here. Because at the operational area where they are working, we have not had any positive or suspected case there, but they themselves have tested positive.”
He, however, says efforts are being made to curtail the spread and keep other staff safe.
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