A founding father and a stalwart of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Amoako Tuffour, has passed away.
According to available information, he died yesterday, Thursday, January 21, but the cause of death is yet to be made public.
However, sources say he died after testing positive for Covid-19.
If this is anything to go by, his death adds to the growing list of prominent personalities in Ghana killed by the pandemic.
Since the first two cases were recorded in the country in March 2020, the Ghana Health Service says the country has recorded about 358 deaths.
Over the weekend, some 10 Ghanaians were alleged to have died from the virus. They included a teacher at the Ghana International School.
On Monday, January 18, 2021, the death of the National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, was also reported.
Mr Kyeremeh was said to have died of kidney complications at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, where he was being treated for Covid-19.
Again, the Associate Director of Students Life and Engagement at Ashesi University, Frances Awua-Kyerematen, passed away due to Covid-19 complications on the afternoon of January 15.
She was battling Covid-19, few days after celebrating her birthday.
Also, renowned journalist, political commentator and Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, lost his brother to the virus.
Nanabanyin Pratt is reported to have died from coronavirus complications on Sunday, January 17, 2021.