The management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have revealed that one staff has died after contracting COVID-19.
The did not give full details of the recorded fatality. They also revealed that about 70% of its staff that tested positive have recovered and are back to work.
“As at the last check, Komfo Anokye has had 140 people who have tested positive. I think the cumulative figure as at this week, came to about 170”, said Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso, CEO of the facility adding that: “but in all this about 70% of them have come back to work.”
He continued: “In fact the recovery rate is very fast giving the fact that as I speak, we have lost sadly one of our staff, but beyond that currently we have only one staff who is been admitted. For all this numbers of most of them have been taken care of from home and from their own self-isolation.”
So far about 9 health workers have died from COVID-19 in Ghana.
A joint statement issued by the Health Sector Unions and Professional Associations said a total of 779 health workers have so far been infected with the contagion since Ghana first recorded it in mid-March.
The Ghana Health Service on July 14 disclosed that the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country are now 25,252.
According to the service, 10,105 of the cases were recorded through routine surveillance and 15,147 were from enhanced contact tracing.
The total number of tests conducted so far is 334,101.
The death toll is 139 and recoveries/discharge stands at 21,391.