COVID-19: 16 out of 27 registered bodies finally buried in Accra

COVID-19: 16 out of 27 registered bodies finally buried in Accra

- 16 COVID-19 bodies have been buried by the Environmental Health Division of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly

- The 16 bodies represent the 27 families that registered their dead family members for burial

- Among the 16 bodies buried was a 9-year-old boy

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Sixteen out of the 48 recorded deaths of the coronavirus disease in Ghana have been buried by the Environmental Health Division of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly

The 16 bodies represent the 27 families that registered their dead family members for burial.

Among the 16 bodies buried was the 9-year-old boy who reportedly passed away at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Speaking in an interview on GhOne News Tonight and monitored by YEN.com.gh, the Director of Environmental Health in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Florence Kuukyi, said some challenges in getting the bodies buried contributed to the delay in the burial.

COVID-19: 16 out of 27 registered bodies finally buried in Accra

Photo of COVID-19 burial Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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According to her, the burial was not done like the normal mainstream burial where the bodies were laid-in-state for family viewing.

Mrs. Kuukyi said the Muslims among the deceased were put in body bags for burial while some Christian families submitted coffins for their dead family members to be buried in.

She also noted that the bodies were buried by individuals who had been carefully selected and trained to properly dispose off such bodies.

The people in charge of burying the bodies donned the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to undertake the burial.

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Meanwhile, Ghana's COVID-19 cases keep going up.

According to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on the country’s COVID-19 situation on Monday, June 8, 2020, Ghana has confirmed 272 new cases of COVID-19.

This number has increased the national count to 9,910, just 90 cases away from 10,000.

The update revealed that four new deaths had been recorded, with nine more recoveries raising that count to 3,645.

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