- 32 medical members of staff at Tamale Teaching Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19
- They comprise 19 medical doctors, 12 nurses, and 1 orderly
- One person is in critical condition
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that 32 medical members of staff at Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region of Ghana have tested positive for COVID-19.
The number comprises 19 medical doctors, 12 nurses, and 1 orderly.
Confirming the news, the Director of Medical Affairs at the hospital, Dr Abass Adam, said some of them have been treated and discharged while others were still on admission.
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Dr Abass Adam revealed that one person among the infected is in critical condition.
He added that all 80 staff who came into contact with their colleagues who unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19 had their results return negative.
Statistics from the Ghana Health Service indicates that the Northern Region has recorded 163 cases of the COVID-19 virus from March to July.
Out of this number, 120 (representing 73.6 percent of those infected with the novel coronavirus) have recovered or been discharged, with 39 active cases.
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In a related development, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has stated it will no longer attend to urgent cases due to an increase in coronavirus infections among its staff members.
The Deputy Director of Medical Affairs at the hospital revealed that a majority of the surgical staff were currently self-isolating as a result of the infections.
In a memo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspension will be in force for two weeks.
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