Connect with us


COVID19: 136 students test positive for Delta variant in Ghana


Coronavirus: Three Ghanaians reported dead in Europe- Foreign affairs minister

No fewer than 136 students in a high school have been infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed it.

During the latest national COVID-19 update, 136 out of 550 samples taken from students in Achimota School came out positive, said Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the GHS.

MORE READING!  Ondo monarch elected president south west traditional rulers forum

Aboagye said that three students from the school went to the hospital last month with symptoms of influenza, but ended up testing positive for COVID-19.

“Subsequently, other symptomatic students and contacts were identified, listed and tested for COVID-19.

“However, majority of the students, who tested positive, are day students,’’ he added.

MORE READING!  Kaduna army bombing killed 85 villagers - NEMA

“We are doing the strategic testing of day students so that the infection does not spill into the community.’’

Ghana first confirmed six cases of COVID-19 Delta variants among passengers arriving in the country on June 22.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has increased to 96,317.

MORE READING!  UN appoints Babatunde Ahonsi as resident coordinator in Turkey