COVID-19 update: 1 person infected 533 other persons in Tema alone - Akufo-Addo
- Akufo-Addo has revealed that over 500 workers at a factory in Tema alone, tested positive for the coronavirus
- These persons were infected by just one person
- The factory infection was detected from a backlog of 921 samples collected for testing by health officials
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The coronavirus disease which is also known as the COVID-19 has spread fast since Ghana recorded its first two cases on March 12, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo has revealed that over 500 workers at a factory in Tema alone, tested positive for the coronavirus after being infected by one person.
All 533 of them contracted the virus from one worker at a fish processing plant in the port city of Tema.
Akufo-Addo made this known in his 9th televised public address to the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
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The factory infection was detected from a backlog of 921 samples collected for testing by health officials.
Akufo-Addo, however, stated that all the backlog of cases have been cleared when it comes to samples collected for testing.
Meanwhile, as of today, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, about 427 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ghana taking the total case count to 5,127, the Ghana Health Service has revealed.
According to the GHS, out of the 427 cases, 272 came from Obuasi in the Ashanti region.
The Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye, gave the update in Accra on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, during a press conference.
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In a related development, the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Justice Yankson, has stated that there could be a rise in the number of Coronavirus-related deaths in the country.
According to him, that may happen because the health care facilities in the country are overwhelmed by the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Speaking in an interview on Citi TV, Dr. Yankson said when you juxtapose the increasing number to the rate at which we are growing to the sort of [health] facilities the country has, one would realize that the state may be in trouble.
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