A worker at a fish processing plant in the Atlantic city of Tema, Ghana, has infected 533 other workers at the facility with coronavirus, the president of Ghana said on Sunday, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Health officials in Ghana reported the outbreak at the industrial facility on Friday evening, but did not provide details.
“The 533 people were infected by one person,” said President Akufo-Addo. He did not specify how the disease spread in the establishment or whether security measures had been put in place.
He said the 533 positive cases, which accounts for about 11.3% of Ghana’s total infections, were part of a backlog of around 921 cases dating back to April 26 that were only reported recently.
New cases have pushed Ghana’s total since the pandemic was first reported in the West African nation in mid-March to 4,700 on Sunday evening, the highest number of infections in Africa l ‘Where is.
The president said 22 people died from coronavirus-related causes, while 494 recovered.
With 160,501 tests since the epidemic, Akufo-Addo said Ghana has performed more tests per million people than any other country in Africa.
“Implementing our aggressive tracking, testing and processing strategy is our surest way to eliminate the virus,” said Akufo-Addo.
He announced an extension of the ban on public gatherings until the end of May, and schools and universities will remain closed.
Akufo-Addo eased a three-week foreclosure on Ghana’s two main cities, Accra and Kumasi, on April 19 amid concerns over a prolonged economic foreclosure.