A Community Health Nurse (CHN) with the Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) Hospital in Nsuta in the Western Region, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died, a statement from the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA) has confirmed.
The statement dated 16 May named the deceased as Sophia Addo who was 54 years old and had been assigned to the pre-triage area of GMC Hospital to actively participate in screening clients who attended the medical facility.
The statement noted that “the first two confirmed cases Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality recorded passed through the GMC Hospital.”
It explained that on May 6, 2020, Sophia reported sick and returned home after treatment. “She returned the following day with worsening health conditions and started exhibiting signs of COVID-19.”
After her samples were taken for testing, Sophia was admitted and sadly passed away on the night of May 8, 2020, when the test results had not yet been released.
“The result came out positive for COVID-19,” the statement read further.
The deceased had underlying conditions such as asthma and hypertension.
A private burial has been fixed for the deceased.
Please read the GRNMA statement below.