The novel coronavirus which was confirmed in Ghana on March 11, 2020, has taken so much from Ghana in terms of livelihoods but it has also taken too many lives
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Currently, Ghana has a total of 236 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 after almost 50,000 cases that have been confirmed since its inception.
A total of 320 have passed on due to the pandemic.
1. Jerry John Rawlings
Former President Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after contracting COVID-19
2. Former NPP general secretary, Sir John
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as ‘Sir John’, died on Wednesday, 1 July 2020.
He died of COVID-19 while on a ventilator at the intensive care unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
3.The Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam
His death was confirmed by President Akufo-Addo in one of his COVID-19 updates to the nation.
4. Renowned physician, Jacob Plange-Rhule
Renowned physician and rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule, is also believed to have died of COVID-19.
He died at the University of Ghana Medical Centre on 10 April 2020.
5. Kwadaso SDA Hospital Medical Director, Dr Boateng
The Medical Superintendent of the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region also died of COVID-19.
The Ghana Health Service says blood samples from Dr Boateng tested positive for the virus.
6. Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule
He was a consultant physician and former rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
7. Dr Harry Boateng
He was a specialist paediatrician and medical superintendent at the Kwadaso SDA Hospital.
8. Dr Emmanuel Twagirayezu
He was a retired orthopaedic surgeon.
In another report by YEN.com.gh, former President John Dramani Mahama and the leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reacted to the news of Former President Jerry John Rawlings' death.
Jerry John Rawlings, who passed away on the morning of November 12, 2020, was the founder of the NDC which has produced presidents such as the late John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama.
In a swift response sighted by YEN.com.gh on the live coverage by GHOne TV, John Dramani Mahama cut short his campaign that was ongoing at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.
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