The Mayor for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly in the Western Region of Ghana Kobina Kurentsir Sam, has died at the University of Ghana Hospital, The Sun Africa has gathered.
The Mayor is reported to have died from the novel Coronavirus after his driver tested positive for the virus barely a month ago.
A close aide to the mayor told Western Region local radio station Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan that his former Boss died of COVID-19.
The Mayor’s driver who’s name was unknown was put into isolation but the mayor continued to report to work despite calls for him to self-isolate.
Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 498 new cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s total case count to 10,856.