KATH records 81 covid-19 related mortalities
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has so far recorded 81 COVID-19 related mortalities at its holding areas, out of total admissions of 827 patients to the facility’s holding areas to date.
Currently, 32 COVID-19 patients are on admissions at the Infectious Disease Holding Area (IDHA), the Paediatric Emergency Unit (PEU) and the Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G) holding areas of the facility of which 18 are positive cases.
So far, KATH has taken 2,853 samples excluding all retests, out of which 812 tested positive and 31 samples awaiting results.
There were a total of 421 recoveries or discharges to-date, the Chief Executive Officer of KATH, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso has disclosed, while updating journalists in Kumasi last Tuesday on KATH COVID-19 Statistics spanning March 10 to July 21, 2020.
Dr. Owusu-Danso disclosed that a total of 1,081 staff of KATH were tested, out of which 254 were positive and 203 (79.9%) have recovered and returned to work, with one mortality. 50 of them are still in isolation towards recovery, he announced.
He said the data from KATH is significantly high because most of the people sampled or treated are patients who reported to the hospital and were symptomatic for COVID-19 and added that a considerable number of deaths were also as a result of patients Brought-In-Dead (BID) or died within 24 hours of admission.
The CEO was hopeful that the Frimpong-Boateng Medical Center (FBMC) at Toase, a facility donated by Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the accomplished heart surgeon and currently the Environment Minister, would soon become operational to enhance management of the pandemic in the region and also ease pressure on beds at KATH for COVID-19 patients with severe and critical conditions.
Dr. Owusu-Danso said these data are part of the Ashanti region and National data on COVID-19 and called for a strict observation of the safety protocols.