Northern Region Records First Coronavirus Death

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The Northern Region is the latest to confirm its first COVID-19 death.

The deceased is an 80-year-old woman who reported to the Tamale Central Hospital over the weekend with symptoms of COVID-19.

Her samples were taken to the Tamale Public Health and Reference Laboratory where she was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive.

According to the Northern Regional Health Directorate, about 29 staff of the Central Hospital have been asked to self isolate while their samples have been taken for testing.

The region recorded three new cases in the recent update by the Ghana Health Service, raising the number from 16 to 19, out of which twelve have recovered and have been discharged.

The Regional Health Director, John Eleeza said the deceased might have contracted the disease from some people she interacted with.

“From the documentation, [she has] no history of travel but the interesting thing is she sells oranges by the roadside. So it means she has been interacting with a lot of people. Otherwise, it is difficult to tell. Maybe when we get to the house we will know the kind of interaction. For now, we do not want to speculate.”

See Also:

Ghana’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 5,127

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source: CNR

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