A nurse with the Ghana Manganese Company Hospital in the Western Region has died of COVID-19, GhanaXtra.Com can report.
The sample of the unidentified nurse which was taken for further test came positive for the novel coronavirus.
Staff of the hospital have been directed to self-isolate for COVID-19 test to be carried on them in line with COVID-19 protocols.
A statement from management which announced the sad news to the hospital fraternity also announced the immediate closure of the hospital until further notice.
The case count of COVID-19 in the country is 4,263 with 22 deaths and 378 recoveries.
The Western region has so far 35 recorded cases.
Read the full statement from management below
I am sad to announce the passing of a nursing staff of GMC hospital, test result received today confirmed Covid-19 infection.
This unfortunate incident has resulted in the immediate closure of GMC hospital and all hospital staff asked to undergo self-isolation for Covid test to be conducted.
Management entreats all to be calm as every effort is being made to stem the spread of the Virus within the Nsuta community.
The deadly corona virus has finally found its way to the doorstep of GMC. Therefore, the need to strictly adhere to the outlined protective protocols to safeguard us against the Covid-19 pandemic can not be over-emphasized.
Management will continue to monitor the situation and keep the entire workforce informed about developments and elevated measures that will be taken.
Let us continue to maintain social distance at all times, wash our hands with soap frequently, apply hand sanitizer when we have to and let our face mask be part and parcel of us.
Protecting yourself from Covid-19 means protecting your fellow colleague from getting infected.
Together, we shall overcome.