A total of 97 healthcare personnel have so far tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Ashanti Region.
Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of Health Service, Dr Ofori Yeboah, who disclosed this at a press conference, said 14 of them have so far recovered.
He added that one doctor who also tested positive however succumbed to the virus.
“14 have recovered and we are still keeping an eye on the 82 left. They are being cared for in their respective homes. In all the major areas, we have health workers contracting the disease,” he added.
COVID-19 treatment centres in Ashanti Region full
The Ashanti Regional Director of Health, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang has also disclosed that all COVID-19 treatment centres in the region are currently full.
He attributed the development to the surge in the number of infections.
The Ashanti Region has recorded the second-highest COVID-19 infections in Ghana with 2,364 cases.
Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Tenkorang said health authorities are now converting some wards at the Kumasi south hospital to accommodate persons with the disease for treatment.
“Almost all the treatment centres are now full. Okomfo Anokye has 18 beds and Kumasi South, 20. So a total of 38 beds are now full. So we need to expand the number of beds in the treatment centres. So we decided that we are going to expand Kumasi South from the existing 20 beds to 41 beds. We’ve also secured 7 beds at Senkyeresu Hospital to support our treatment facility.”
12,590 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ghana as of June 17, 2020.
The Greater Accra Region is still leading the case count with 7,419 cases.
Count of Cases per Region
Greater Accra Region – 7,419
Ashanti Region – 2,362
Western Region – 993
Central Region – 694
Eastern Region – 284
Volta Region – 278
Upper East Region – 241
Oti Region – 101
Western North Region – 81
Northern Region – 52
Savannah Region – 35
Upper West Region – 32
Bono East Region – 14
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1
Ahafo Region – 1