COVID-19: Delta Variant hits Achimota; 135 cases recorded

Achimota School
Achimota School

The Achimota Senior High School in Accra has been hit with the destructive variation of COVID-19 – Delta, the Ghana Health Service has reported.

Prior to Achimota, senior High Schools had supposedly enlisted instances of the infection. Around 135 instances of the variation were recorded out of the more than 500 examples tried at Achimota.

“We had a significant number of the initial testing we did at Achimota School as Delta variant.

“So, once we have that we assume that because it is the source that was spread around, the majority of the variants there will be the Delta variant. All 135 cases at the time of diagnosis were either asymptomatic or had very mild to moderate illness. One member of staff is among those affected,” Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye noted a press conference in Accra.

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He said 46 of the cases are still be dealt with while 89 have recuperated.

The Ministry of Information, on Friday, 2 June 2021, reported that the Delta variation had been found locally inside the country.

“At 10:00hours on Friday, 2 July 2021, the Covid-19 task force was advised by the Ghana Health Service that the Delta variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus has been recorded within a community (ie non-arriving passengers) in the latest round of genomic sequencing”, the Ministry posted on its Facebook page.


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