The Volta Region at the close of Saturday had recorded 281 new active cases of Covid-19 with three casualties.

Deputy Regional Director of Ghana Health Services, in-charge of Public Health, Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, said the region had recorded more than 160 new cases in three days.

He said the rise in Covid-19 cases in February alone in the Region was unprecedented since the disease struck the country in March last year.

According to him, although basic schools were yet to record any case of Covid-19, it was observed that pupils, students and teachers in some institutions were not adhering to the preventive protocols.

“The situation if unchecked can lead to disease outbreaks on various school campuses,” he added.

Dr Djokoto commended Ghana Education Service (GES) for the efforts made in the Covid-19 fight .

He stated that the Regional Health Directorate was working assiduously with the GES to further enhance the adherence of safety protocols in all schools.

Mr Djokoto called for the need for all stakeholders to come on board so that the current spate of increasing cases of the virus was reversed.

“The situation can only improve if everyone recognizes that his/ her contribution is vital for our success,” he added.