Akosombo Int’l School COVID infections now 79

The number of COVID-19 infections at the Akosombo International School has increased by 37 to 79.

Seventy-four of the patients are students and five are staff of the school.

On Friday, 5 February 2021, the Volta River Authority (VRA) issued a statement urging calm among parents, students and the general public concerning the infections in the school.

The corporate affairs unit of the school said: “All who have so far tested positive are stable and without symptoms but in isolation for further management and treatment by the VRA Hospital staff”.

It added that the staff and students have been advised to continue with “strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.”

“We urge parents and the general public to remain calm as our Health Professionals are adequately equipped to handle the cases,” the Authority noted.

Meanwhile, more COVID-19-related deaths at the weekend have taken Ghana’s COVID-19 fatality toll to 464, the latest figures of the Ghana Health Service indicate.

There are 765 new cases.

The active caseload is now 6,411.

So far, a total of 71,533 cases have been confirmed in Ghana since March last year.

Out of that number, 64,658 have recovered.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 42,010

Ashanti Region – 12,935

Western Region – 3,878

Eastern Region – 3,046

Central Region – 2,458

Volta Region – 1,092

Bono East Region – 845

Northern Region – 802

Upper East Region – 755

Western North Region – 729

Bono Region – 694

Ahafo Region – 563

Oti Region – 250

Upper West Region – 225

Savannah Region – 68

North East Region – 34


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