About twenty (20) COVID-19 positive cases have been recorded and identified in some schools across the Greater Accra region, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed.
Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, however, indicated that contact tracing and isolation, following the report, have already started, as part of efforts to prevent further spread of the virus.
Speaking at a Ministry of Information press briefing on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye added that one person is currently being treated at an isolation center.
“We’ve had some cases in Upper West, Western, and Greater Accra. Greater Accra region, as I mentioned earlier, we have cumulatively reported about twenty (20) positive cases in a couple of schools…and contact tracing and isolation are currently ongoing. We also have one person who is in an isolation center and undergoing treatment,” he said.
He disclosed that a survey conducted by the Service has suggested an increase in the number of persons who wear nose masks from 10 percent to 42 percent in January 2021.
The research was conducted in about 53 communities in Accra, with the compliance level of persons at the University of Ghana and Okponglo significantly high.
“The good news is that about 42% of our people are wearing the nose-mask appropriately, 22% were not wearing it at all, with about 26% not wearing it correctly. So if you look at it about, 18% have the intention of wearing it,” he recounted.
The Director-General debunked claims Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency is a Coronavirus hotspot, adding that “Ayawaso West, the number, I will say, is more of artificial when we subsequently segregate them.”
According to him, “it is so because Nugochi and some other hospitals are located in the Ayawaso West, so we tend to record a lot of cases there.”
“Ayawaso West is not a hotspot when we looked at the figures; we discovered that Central Accra is where the hot-spot is,” he explained.
Story by: Henry Mensah | universnewsroom.com