COVID-19: 19-year-old boy dies from Coronavirus at Walewale

COVID-19: 19-year-old boy dies from Coronavirus at Walewale

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a 19-year-old boy has reportedly died from Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Walewale in the North East Region.

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In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Kasapfmonline.com, the deceased, an asthmatic patient for the past five years was said to have been rushed to the hospital with his parents’ thinking he was suffering from asthma.

However, health personnel attending to him after seeing signs of coronavirus requested a test to be conducted on him.

COVID-19: 19-year-old boy dies from Coronavirus at Walewale

COVID-19: 19-year-old boy dies from Coronavirus at Walewale
Source: UGC

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Unfortunately, he died four hours later even before the result of the test run at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) came in.

In confirming the aforementioned development, the Municipal Chief Executive for West Mamprusi, Issahaku Aremeyaw Somo in an interview with Joy FM said that contact tracing to identify persons who might have come into contact with the diseased has already started.

The MCE was, however, unable to confirm if the diseased had travel history.

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Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his sixth address to the nation on the deadly coronavirus announced that Ghana's case count jumps from 313 to 378.

According to the president, the additional cases recorded were gotten from the samples collected and tested from the contacts traced.

The president reiterated that 14,611 contacts of samples collected were sent to the laboratory for testing.

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