Achimota School has recorded 135 Delta variant cases, the Director-General of Ghana Health Service has confirmed.
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, speaking in an interview on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', revealed that, although the school has recorded 135 positive cases, 86 of the students have recovered.
He also disclosed active cases at the school stand at forty-six (46).
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye added that, in general, 844 people across the country have tested positive for the variant but quickly stressed there's no cause for fear and panic as a significant number of the infected ones have recovered and are recovering.
"Achimota school has so far produced about 135 positive cases and we're still waiting. We have tested 844 people and we have 500 results so far, but I'm sure by the time I leave the studio, the last batch of the results would have been made available. We have had some hospitals outbreak where some staff have been infected," he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.
Ghana is said to have recorded the Delta Variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus in a community after news broke that the variant had been detected at the Kotoka International Airport.
Six persons were reportedly picked up by the authorities for testing positive.
The detection of the Delta variant within a community in the country was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Friday, July 2, 2021 with the announcement made on the Facebook wall of the Ministry of Information-Ghana.
The Delta variant, which originates from India, is known to be the most contagious among all the Coronavirus variants.
Source: Peace FM
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