The management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has said there is “astronomical upsurge” in the spread of COVID-19 on its campus.
In an alert signed by Mr Daniel Kumi-Djan, Deputy Registrar, General Administration, the school said: “I am directed to inform College Registrars/Deputy Registrars to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 Health Safety Protocols at their various Colleges/Sections. There is an astronomical upsurge in the spread of the COVID-19 on the KNUST Campus. Consequently, all Veronica Buckets are to be filled and used constantly. Also, hand sanitation’ and the wearing of nose masks are to be strictly enforced.”
Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll is now 810, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service have indicated.
The active cases also stand at 2,601.
Some 156 new cases were recently confirmed.
Of the total active caseload, 12 are critical while 27 are severe.
The country has recorded a total of 98,435 cases since the virus entered Ghana in mid-March 2020.
Of that number, some 95,024 have recovered.
So far, Ghana has vaccinated 1,271,393 people with 865,422 having had their first dose and 405,971 taking their second dose.
Regional breakdown of COVID cases nationwide:
Greater Accra Region - 53,942
Ashanti Region - 16,805
Western Region - 5,968
Eastern Region - 4,519
Central Region - 3,552
Volta Region - 2,650
Northern Region - 1,661
Bono Region - 1,468
Bono East Region - 1,463
Upper East Region - 1,320
Western North Region - 923
Ahafo Region - 844
Upper West Region - 500
Oti Region - 466
North East Region - 231
Savanna Region - 132