A 19-year-old boy has died of the novel coronavirus in wale wale, when people there thought the sickness had not gotten to them that far.
The boy was admitted to the Walewale Government Hospital after suffering an asthmatic attack.
He was admitted for Asthma and died showing signs of coronavirus so his sample was taken and sent to Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) for testing which came out positive.
The staff of the Emergency ward has all been quarantined and a vigorous contact tracing process has began in the area to ensure the virus does not spread.
The ward has been shut down for disinfection.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the West Mamprusi Municipality, Issahaku Aremeyaw has said that the Coronavirus Emergency Response Team has initiated vigorous contact tracing to identify all those the deceased had come into contact with.
“We are very scared. Some people say they won’t come out of their homes again. We didn’t believe the sickness was here. But it is not very scary,” a resident declared.