Apprehension in Ghana after 553 workers of an industrial facility test positive to coronavirus
London, May 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-There is a palpable fears in Ghana after 553 workers at an undisclosed industrial facility test positive for Coronavirus.
More worrisome is the fact that only 1,300 workers work at the yet to be known industrial facility represent 42.5 percent of the total workforce who have tested positive
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According to a report by the Ghana Health Service, the cases account for more than 50% of the 921 new cases recorded between May 4 and May 8, 2020, bringing the country’s tally of confirmed cases to 4,012.
That represents the highest case total in West Africa, although Ghana has also conducted by far the most tests in the region.
Read details of the report below
Ghana’s total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases from the 12th of March to 7th May 2020 stands at 4,012. A total of 18 deaths have been recorded for the same period. In addition, there have been a total of 323 recoveries. Ghana’s cases under care (active cases) as of 7th May 2020 thus stands at 3,671.
Between the last update on 4th May 2020 and the current update, a total of 921 additional cases have been recorded. Over 50% of these cases were as a result of an outbreak in an industrial facility with 1,300 workers of which 533 have been confirmed positive. Over the same period, 20 more recoveries have been reported.
Bono Region has recorded a case and thus 13 out of 16 regions have reported cases. Currently, the only regions with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 are the Savannah, Bono East and Ahafo regions