Seventy-five (75) students have contracted the deadly Coronavirus in the Western Region.
This was made known by the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Jacob Mahama during a media briefing in the region.
In his address, Dr. Mahama indicated that, test were conducted in thirteen (13) educational institutions and 75 turned out to be positive.
He gave the breakdown that, in the Nzema East Municipality, 26 students at Nsien Senior High School tested positive, at the Shama Senior High School in the Shama district, out of 46 samples collected, 19 of the samples turned out positive while in the Amenfi West district, Asankragua Nursing and Midwifery school had 6 positive cases of COVID-19.
Dr. Jacob Mahama further continued that, a total of 2,467 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Western Region, out of which 2,216 have been discharged and 6 patients have passed away as of today, July 23, 2020.
The Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality tops the chart with 639 cases, followed by Sekondi-Takoradi with 632 cases. The Amenfi West Municipality at the border of the region to the Western North has record 442 cases.