A Police Officer has died of coronavirus in Koforidua in the Eastern region,Ghgossip.com understands.
The deceased, a 55-year-old Chief Inspector with the Central Police Station in Koforidua died Friday, May 29,2020, after a short illness.
According Starr News’ reports, the police officer, was on admission at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua for few days having visited the Police Clinic in Koforidua and Newland Hospital- a private Hospital before his death.
The cause of death was not immediately known until sample results released after his death reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
A medical team from the Ghana Health Service led by Dr Abu Armel, Public Health Physician at the Eastern Regional Health Directorate, Regional Disease Control Officer Sally Tetteh Emmanuel, visited the Central Police Station Saturday evening to inform and sensitize officers at the station that the cause of death was “probably Covid-19” hence the team will return today Sunday, May 31, 2020, to take Samples of occupants at the police station and the Police barracks and close associates who had contact with the deceased police officer.
Ghana, currently have recorded 7,881 cases of Coronavirus with 2,841 recovers.
Meanwhile, 36 persons have died after contracting the deadly virus.
The Greater Accra Region, atop the chat with 5,507 cases followed by the Ashanti Region with 1,184 cases.
Meanwhile, the Ahafo Region, remains the only Region yet to record a single case.
Below is the Regional breakdown as at 31st May, 2020.Greater Accra Region – 5,507
Ashanti Region – 1,184
Western Region – 421
Central Region – 393
Eastern Region – 117
Volta Region – 71
Western North Region – 67
Northern Region – 37
Oti Region – 26
Upper East Region – 26
Upper West Region – 22
North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1
Bono Region – 1
Bono East Region – 1
Ahafo Region – 0