- The leader of the COVID-19 burial team, Inspector Joseph Asitanga has revealed that the team is overwhelmed
- According to him, it has become difficult to deal with the number of deaths coming from all over the country
- Ghana has currently confirmed over 40k COVID-19 cases with 206 people who have succumbed to the disease
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Inspector Joseph Asitanga, the leader of the novel coronavirus burial team in Ghana, has revealed that his team has been overwhelmed by the increasing number of bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients.
The inspector made the rather shocking revelation according to a report gathered by Adomonline.com and sighted by YEN.com.gh
According to him, a lot more bodies are still in waiting after some 97 have already been buried. Updates on the Ghana Health Service websites put Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll at 206 as of August 9.
Speaking to the press shortly after the burial of six on Thursday, August 7, Mr Asitanga noted that, "we’re overwhelmed with the bodies in the various morgues”.
He further cautioned the public against what he observed as a disregard for the COVID-19 protocols, indicating that the virus is real.
Giving more background to his statement, the inspector revealed:
“At times we move around town in the night or day time we see people gathered in their numbers very close without observing the national protocol measures but we get sadden that people feel that COVID is not within where they find themselves”, he said.
Meanwhile, Ghana has confirmed 436 new COVID-19 infections bringing the country’s case count to 40, 533.
According to data available on the Ghana Health Service’s webpage, the new cases were from tested samples that were taken between July 17 and August 4, 2020.
The total number of persons who have succumbed to the virus still stands at 206. There are, however, 2,625 active cases and 37,702 recoveries.
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