The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for West Gonja in the Savannah Region Mr Saeed Jibril Muahazu disclosed that the Savannah Region has recorded it’s first COVID-19 death case.
Speaking at the first Ordinary Assembly meeting of the West Gonja Municipal Assembly at Damongo on 17th July, 2020, the MCE said the victim was transferred to the West Gonja Catholic Hospital from Central Gonja District but unfortunately he passed on. He said there is another confirmed case under the intensive care unit of the hospital.
The deceased, according to the MCE has since been buried at a hospital outside Damongo according to the protocols put in place for the burial of COVID-19 death cases.
He said an emergency management committee was reconstituted which meets every two weeks to prevent, control, and sensitize the people on the global pandemic that is yet to get a cure.