139 schools record Covid-19, 556 students test positive


The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that 556 students have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, February 19, 2021.

Also, 139 schools in the country have recorded a case of the novel coronavirus since the government reopened educational institutions in January.


A regional breakdown of the cases shows Eastern Region with the highest with 178, Greater Accra 127, Volta 55, Ashanti 43, Bono 40, Western 28, Upper West 28.

The others are; Western North 18, Upper East 14, Ahafo 13, Bono East 4, Northern 4, Central 3, Oti 1.

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Fortunately, schools in the Savannah and North East regions have not recorded any cases.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s active cases stands at 6,404 with 74,681 recoveries and 588 deaths.

Regional Breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 46,587

Ashanti Region – 14,195

Western Region – 4,981

Eastern Region – 3,613

Central Region – 2,870

Volta Region – 1,652

Northern Region – 1,131

Bono East Region – 1,099

Upper East Region – 1,093

Bono Region – 958

Western North Region – 797

Ahafo Region – 663

Upper West Region – 377

Oti Region – 272

North East Region – 98

Savannah Region – 72

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