2,052 COVID-19 cases recorded in 345 schools— GHS
Three Hundred and Forty-five schools across the country have, so far, recorded cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the Director-General of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has revealed.
According to him, a total of 2,052 cases of COVID-19 has been recorded so far in schools across the country.
“Since we reopened the schools, 345 schools have recorded cases. We have recorded a total of 2,052 cases in schools in the country. Our current active case number is 13,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.
Speaking at a press briefing on Sunday, he noted that the Volta Region had the highest number of recorded cases in schools, while the Oti Region currently has the highest number of active cases.
“Volta Region has recorded the highest number with 189 cases. Oti has the highest number of active cases because their cases are quite recent, compared to the other cases. The North East Region is the only region that has recorded no cases,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye explained.
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Currently, the country has recorded 91,709 of COVID-19 with 1,334 active cases.
Out of the 91,709 reported cases 771 people have died from the virus.
The Greater Accra Region has had the most cases with 50,642, followed by the Ashanti Region with 15,445.
Ghana has given the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to about 800,000 persons in the ongoing vaccination exercise.