136 students test positive for COVID-19 Delta variant in Ghana




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No fewer than 136 students a high school have been infected with the Delta variant, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed.

During the latest national update, 136 out of 550 samples taken among students Achimota School came out positive, said Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director- of the GHS.

Aboagye said that three students from the school went to the hospital last month with symptoms of influenza, but ended up testing positive for -19.

“Subsequently, other symptomatic students and contacts were identified, listed and tested for -19.

“However, majority of the students, who tested positive, are day students,’’ he added.

Ghana first confirmed six cases of Delta variants among passengers arriving the country on June 22.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in the country has increased to 96,317.

(Xinhua/NAN)