80% of COVID-19 Tema Factory Workers test negative for virus

80% of COVID-19 Tema Factory Workers test negative for virus

- 80% of the factory workers have tested negative now

- 533 workers of a fish-processing factory in Tema who came in contact with the virus through a colleague are ‘fast’ responding to treatment

- They will soon be discharged

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The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has revealed that more than 80% of the factory workers have tested negative now.

He said the 533 workers of a fish-processing factory in Tema who came in contact with the virus through a colleague are ‘fast’ responding to treatment.

Speaking to NEAT FM in an interview on ‘Ghana Montie’ programme he said majority of them have now tested negative for the deadly virus and will soon be discharged.

80% of COVID-19 Tema Factory Workers test negative for virus

80% of COVID-19 Tema Factory Workers test negative for virus
Source: UGC

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“If I tell you the number of recoveries in Tema, you will not believe. More than 80% of the factory workers have tested negative now,” he told host Kwesi Aboagye.

President Akufo-Addo earlier announced 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.

"It is important to stress that 533 out of the 921 new cases recorded between last Wednesday and Thursday are factory workers from a fish processing factory located in Tema. All 533 persons were infected by one person” the President said.

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In other news, details emerging from a report of autopsies conducted on some COVID-19 bodies at the Ga East District Hospital have revealed that some of the deceased did not die of the coronavirus disease but rather some other health conditions.

The revelation also showed that some of the deceased actually died of the coronavirus after it attacked their lungs and the kidney.

Leader of the COVID-19 test team in Ghana, Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, said in some of the cases, it was some other symptoms that killed the patients.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Some people did not die of the virus as recorded – Autopsy report reveals

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