Coronavirus kills 20 Ghanaians in the USA

The Ghana Embassy in the United States of America (USA) has disclosed that the deadly coronavirus has killed 20 Ghanaians in that country.


An official at the Public Affairs Department of the Embassy, Kofi Tonto speaking to Alfred Ocansey on 3FM, Monday, May 18 said Ghanaians dead are members from the Ghanaian community in New York and New Jersey, hotspots of Covid-19 in the US.


According to him, they’re yet to receive the official data on the death toll of Ghanaians but what they have so far point that 20 Ghanaians have died so far.


“We do know of Ghanaians who have passed and we continue to gather data. Unfortunately, because of some health regulations you don’t get the data as to know whether this is Ghanaian or otherwise.


“What we rely on is people within the Ghanaian community informing us of folks who have been affected either by contracting the disease or folks who have unfortunately passed away.


“At our last count, we were about 20 people. This isn’t data from hospital, this is data based on what we gather from the various communities.


“The number I am referring to are persons or Ghanaians who have passed away through Covid-19 in New York and New Jersey.


“New York is one of the hardest hit [cities] and New Jersey shares border with New York and Connecticut. So that is where we had most of the cases particularly in New York,” Kofi Tonto said.