The number of workers who tested positive for Coronavirus at a fish factory in Tema has increased to 695.
Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, head of disease surveillance at the Ghana Health Service, revealed this during a press briefing in Accra on May 18.
Giving an account of the work done in the factory to contain the infection, Dr Bekoe said initially 533 cases were positive but the number increased to 695 when further tests were conducted.
“The good news is that 624 have tested negative and are awaiting their second test results, ” he noted.
Dr Bekoe also indicated that the remaining 71 positive persons are asymptomatic and are being treated in isolation centres.
He also indicated that the factory has put in place measures including social distancing and improved personal hygiene to curb the infection.
Ghana on May 18 recorded 5,918 Covid-19 cases with 31 deaths and 1,754 recoveries.