Ghana’s COVID update: 10 SHS students infected with virus in Ahafo Region

Ghana’s COVID update: 10 SHS students infected with virus in Ahafo Region

- Ghana's total cumulative Coronvirus cases are 26,125

- 3,716 of the total are also under care and management at health facilities across the country

- Also in the Ahafo Region alone, 10 SHS students and some health workers have all tested positive

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Ghana has recorded over 26,000 coronavirus cases with the death toll standing at 139.

According to the latest update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), as of Thursday, July 16, a total of 26, 125 people have contracted COVID-19.

At least 10 Senior High School students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Ahafo Region.

Ghana’s COVID update: 10 SHS students infected with virus in Ahafo Region
Ghana's Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu. Source:
Source: UGC

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Also, 24 health workers have been infected with the contagion, according to Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, Boakye Boateng.

Speaking to Citi News, Boateng expressed worry over the continuous spread of the virus in the region, appealing to residents to adhere to the safety protocols to stop the spread.

“In the Ahafo Region, we have 24 of our staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are in isolation, one of them has recovered. For the students too, we have 10 of our students, eight of them are in self-isolation, one has been discharged.

He also noted that contact tracing is ongoing to ensure that everyone is tested.

Meanwhile, 62 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in seven Senior High Schools in the Greater Accra Region, with Accra Girls’ SHS alone recording 55 since the reopening of schools.

READ ALSO: A study in London has linked brain damage to mild Covid-19 infections earlier reported that the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ningo Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah, also E.T. Mensah, is the latest politician to have contracted the deadly COVID-19.

According to a report by, the former Sports minister was rushed to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.

He was apparently facing difficulty in breathing.

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