COVID-19: 10 KATH staff who came into contact with patient test negative

Photo: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Officials of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) said late Monday that 10 of their staff who came into contact with the three Covid-19 patients at the hospital have tested negative.

A memo from the medical director of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) to all staff of KATH said samples were taken from the doctor, seven nurses and two mortuary attendants.

“They all came back negative,” the memo said.

Staff of the hospital were further urged to make judicious use of the personal protective equipment available to them.

Two persons who were being treated for the dreaded Covid-19 at KATH have since died but the third patient is responding to treatment, the memo added. Ghana’s case count, meanwhile stands at 161, five deaths and 31 recoveries.

Suspected Covid-19 patient in Koforidua tests negative

Tests for Coronavirus involving a patient in the Eastern Region, has returned negative, officials have confirmed.

The patient was reportedly quarantined at the St. Joseph Hospital in the capital, Koforidua where blood samples were taken to the Noguchi Institute of Medical Research at the University of Ghana, for testing.
The potential case which was identified on Sunday raised concerns at the hospital as officials directed an immediate self-isolation of contact persons.

A memo sighted by, however read: “This is to bring to the attention of the entire staff that the result from the virology, Noguchi Institute of Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon about the suspected case we recorded at the hospital on Sunday, has proven negative”.

Health officials of the facility are on high alert as they roll out tighter protocols to address such cases.

Management, however, warned staff to desist from disclosing information to the public without approval.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail Gh

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