When it looked like Ghana was winning the battle against COVID-19, 135 cases of the coronavirus have been recorded with many of the cases being associated with the dreaded new Delta variant.
Information disclosed by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye shows three cases of the new Delta variant were detected among students between 14th and 16th June 2021.
Delta variant Covid-19 cases -Cases so far
Most cases recorded in the school are the Delta Variant. The development sparked mass testing of students and other stakeholders in the school. A total of 843 persons made up of both staff and students have so far been tested as of 1st July 2021.
Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye indicated that out of the 550 persons from the school, 135 returned positive.
“All 135 cases at the time of diagnosis were either asymptomatic or had a very mild-to-moderate illness. One member of staff is among those affected,” he added.
The GES Director-General indicated that out of the 135 students, a total of 89 students who contracted COVID-19 have recovered while 46 of the remaining cases are still active, the GES Director-General added.
To make sure schools are kept safe for students and staff, the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service are collaborating, measures have been instituted to ensure health education in schools are intensified.
Among other things, the GES and GHS would ensure the strict enforcement of Infection Prevention and Control protocols in all schools nationwide.
During the Sunday 4th July press conference, the Ghana Health Service announced that a greater number of the sampled 1,212 Covid-19 as of July 1 were Alpha variant.
There is a community spread of the Delta strain according to research finding from NMIMR, WACBIP, and UHAS. Health experts have indicated that the Delta strain of COVID-19 has a higher transmission rate.
General observation shows that many Ghanaians have stopped wearing nose masks, and this is easily visible in public transport. The continuous disregard for covid-19 protocols in schools, workplaces, and social gatherings may create serious health challenges.
Schools, offices, and all homes must intensify the observation of all COVID-19 safety protocols such as the wearing of nose masks, regular hand washing, and the use of hand sanitizers.
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