"23 Senior High Schools In Greater Accra Have Recorded Covid-19 Cases" - Dr. Kuma-Aboagye
The Director-General at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has hinted that 23 Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Greater Accra Region have recorded positive cases of covid-19 since re-opening.
According to him, a total of 56 cases have been confirmed with no fatality.
Addressing Journalists in Accra on Tuesday, he said "Outbreaks have been reported in Senior Secondary Schools in the following regions; i.e; Upper West, Western, Greater Accra and Eastern Regions respectively. 23 schools In Greater Accra reporting cases (a total of 56 cases have been confirmed with no fatality).
Explaining further, Dr. Aboagye mentioned that Presec SHS, Royal Agape Academy, and WASS, Wesley Grammar School, Odorkor Cluster of Schools, Achimota SHS, Abokobi Presby School, Accra Girls, Oyibi KKMA JHS, Accra Technical Institute, in the La Nkwantang; Ablekuma North, Okai North, Ga East Hospital, Ayawaso North have recorded cases.
He further explained that aside from the 23 which is the total number of schools reporting cases, 56 have recorded both confirmed cases and total active cases
Touching on update from outbreak in 2 schools in the Eastern Region, he said "As at 28th January 2021, a total of 553 samples have been tested with 82 positives. The cases were made up of 73 students and 9 staff. Males constitute [52 (63.4)] the majority of the confirmed cases. On 31 January 2021, a total of 55 samples were collected from the students and tested with 13 confirmed as positive"
Speaking on survey on adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols and facemask wearing in selected churches in the Greater Accra Region, he stressed that out of the 6 different denominations, 43 had adhered to the directives given.
He however cautioned the public on the need to adhere to the protocols to avoid the spread of covid-19.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith