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COVID-19: Nsein SHS records 26 cases

The Nsein Senior High School in the Western Region has recorded 26 positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

The school is among the six educational institutions in the Western Region that have been hit by the outbreak of the virus.

Others include Shama SHS with 18 cases, Archbishop Porter Girls (2 cases), Adiembra SHS (2 cases), St. John’s School (1 case) and Ahantaman also with 1 case.

The Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School has also recorded 6 cases.

This was disclosed by the Western Regional Director of Health, Dr. Jacob Mahama who added that the cases are from 309 samples that were collected from seven institutions, including the Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School.

“As at now, we have 309 samples taken from six Senior High Schools and the Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School. They have positive cases that amount to 56 positive cases. 149 are negatives and 139 are still pending. The school with the largest positives is Nsein SHS which has 26 positives out of 78 samples taken there. Archbishop Porter Girls has 2 positives, Adiembra (2), St. John’s (1), Ahantaman (1), Shama SHS (18) and Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School (6). What we did was that we picked the contacts and samples to the laboratory. We are yet to hear anything about disinfection of these schools,” Accra-based Citi News quotes him as saying.

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