(CNN)Countless factory workers in a fish processing plant in Ghana have tested positive for that coronavirus, the nation’s president Nana Akufo-Addo stated.

A worker infected 533

All 533 of these contracted herpes in one worker in the factory within the port town of Tema, obama stated in the public address towards the nation Sunday.

The factory infection was detected from the backlog of 921 samples collected for testing recently that medical officials just reported, Akufo-Addo stated.

He didn’t give further information regarding the operations or measures to become taken concerning the situation.

CNN has arrived at to Ghana’s health ministry for comment and it is waiting for an answer.

The mass infection in the facility brings the entire quantity of confirmed cases in the western world African nation to 4,700, obama stated, adding that 22 individuals have died of coronavirus-related illnesses because the outbreak was reported in the united states in March.

Akudo-Addo stated cases have ongoing to improve because of improved testing, saying the “more and more people we test for that virus, the greater persons we’ll uncover as positive.”

Ghana has transported out greater than 160,000 tests and contains added seven more testing centers to hurry up turnaround time.

Obama extended the present ban on public gatherings and stated schools and borders across the nation would remain closed.

Recently, obama lifted a 3-week lockdown in the key metropolitan areas, saying its coronavirus testing had improved also to lessen the aftereffect of the limitations around the country’s poor.