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COVID-19: Ghana records 13 cases in 3 SHSs

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Ghana has so far recorded 13 confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country.

The 13 cases, according to the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Michael Nsowa were recorded in 3 different schools across the country.

In an interview on UTV monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, Dr Nsowah said the affected victims have been isolated for treatment.

The schools, the Director General said include Accra Girls SHS which has the highest number of cases being six.

He said cases have been recorded in Konongo and another school.

The Director General further said he does not see the sense in the call by the Minority in Parliament for schools to be closed down because of the confirmed cases.

“Health workers have died from the disease and Graphic even reported this so why are you calling for the closure of the hospitals as well…?,” he queried.

Dr Nsowah said he also also failing to understand why the likes of Minority Spokesperson on Health would call for closure of schools because Kenya did same.

To him, the situation is under control because Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) have been supplied with a nurse attached to a school.

Ghana has so far recorded 371 new cases surging the number to 23, 824 out of which 19, 212 have recovered and have been discharged.

Currently, Ghana’s active cases are 4,487.

The Greater Accra Region continues to lead with the high numbers. The region has currently recorded 13,194 cases followed by Ashanti and Western regions which have recorded 5,078 and 2,052.

See The Regional Breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 13,194

Ashanti Region – 5,078

Western Region – 2,052

Central Region – 1,076

Eastern Region – 911

Volta Region – 378

Upper East Region – 282

Northern Region – 187

Western North Region – 156

Bono East Region – 142

Oti Region – 115

Bono Region – 96

Upper West Region – 70

Savannah Region – 51

Ahafo Region – 36

North East Region – 9

 

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