More than 2,000 students from 363 schools across the country have tested positive for the Covid-19 since President Akufo-Addo directed for schools to reopen in mid-January 2021, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a press briefing, the Director-General of the Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said there are currently 166 active cases among students from Ahafo, Ashanti, Greater Accra and Eastern Regions.
According to Dr Kuma-Aboagye, the North East Region is the only region that has not yet recorded any case of the locally transmitted coronavirus in schools.
Giving updates on the cases of the virus in schools, he said 92.8% of the coronavirus cases have been recovered adding that the total cases recorded since the January school reopening stand at 2,323.
“There are 166 active cases among students from 4 Regions (Ahafo – 2, Ashanti – 84, Greater Accra – 75, Eastern – 4 and Oti – 1),” the Director-General stated in the briefing monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh.
He further disclosed that the Volta Region has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases. Coronavirus cases in Volta Region schools Dr Kuma said are 512.