At least 152 final year students in the Greater Accra and Volta regions have tested positive for coronavirus.
The number of the 152 cases can be found in 16 schools in the regions, according to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye.
Apart from the students, five teachers and one non-teaching staff have also contracted the disease.
The schools include Mawuli SHS, Mawuko Girls’ SHS, Bishop Herman College, Kpando SHS, Dabala Technical School, Anfoega SHS, and Ho Nurses Training College all in the Volta Region.
The others are Accra Girls, Accra High, Ebenezer Secondary, Wesley Grammars. Mary’s Girls, Achimota School, Odorgonno SHS, and Ada Secondary Technical in the Greater Accra region.
In the Volta Region, Mawuli school has the highest confirmed cases – 25; Bishop Herman has 17; Dabala SHS has recorded 3; Anfoega has 2 confirmed cases and Kpando SHS and Mawuko SHS has 1 each.
At least 522 people in the Volta Region have contracted the disease. The number of active cases as of July 18 is pegged at 132 while 389 patients have recovered or discharged.
Similarly, 56 cases had been recorded at Accra Girls, Ada Secondary has 10 cases, Odorgonno has 18 cases, Achimota school has 7, St. Marys Girls has 2, Accra High has 1 PRESEC also has 1.
The students and the teachers in the Greater Accra Region are part of 15, 519 people infected with the disease in the region. The number of people being treated for the disease in the region stands at 2,159 while 13,297 have either recovered or have been discharged.
158 students are said to be doing well.
“They are all responding to treatment and like I said most of them are asymptomatic, like all the 18 cases in Odorgonno are asymptotic,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.
On recoveries, he said 78 out of the 158 patients have recovered.