A private school at Akosombo International School in the Eastern Region has recorded 37 new cases of Coronavirus.
Akosombo International School
The Executive Director of National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) has disclosed.
The new infections bring the total number of cases recorded to 79.
Seventy-four of the patients are students and five staff of the school.
“It is encouraging to say that the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Regional Health Directorate and the Municipal Health Directorate in there are on top of issues.”
She added, “They are working very well with the school’s Covid Management Team and all those who have tested positive are been taken care of by GHS”, Dr. Hilda Ampadu told Emefa Apawu of JoyNews.
On February 4, the Eastern Regional Director of GHS Dr Winfred Ofosu disclosed that 40 students at the School had tested positive.
She explained that out of a total of 500 samples that were taken from the school, 40 students tested positive so far.
The Authority in a press release said although those who tested positive for the virus are stable and without symptoms, they have still been admitted at the VRA Hospital for further management.
A statement from the corporate affairs unit of the school-issued on Friday, February 5, 2021 said: “All who have so far tested positive are stable and without symptoms but in isolation for further management and treatment by the VRA Hospital staff.”
It added that the staff and students have been advised to continue with “strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.”
“We urge parents and the general public to remain calm as our Health Professionals are adequately equipped to handle the cases,” the Authority noted.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 464.
According to the Ghana Health Service, 765 new cases were recorded and the active case shoot up to 6,411.
So far, a total of 71,533 cases have been confirmed and 64,658 have recovered and discharged from the hospital.
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