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COVID-19: 345 schools record cases since re-opening

A total of three hundred and forty-five (345) schools have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This is after schools re-opening in Ghana on January 2021, the Ghana Health Service has reported.

Speaking during a press briefing in Accra on Sunday, 18 April 2021, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, mentioned that a total of 2,052 cases have been recorded in schools in the country.

He added that all the students who tested positive for the virus have recovered except 13 pupils still receiving treatment.

According to Dr. Aboagye, Volta Region recorded the highest number of cases while the Oti Region has the highest number of active cases.

So far, 91,709 cases have been recorded since mid-March 2020.

Of that number, 89,604 have recovered.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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