Coronavirus: Ghana records first death

One person with coronavirus has died in Ghana, Deputy Health Minister has confirmed.

The patient was among 19 persons who, as at March 21, had tested positive for the disease in the country.

Alex K. Abban in an interview on TV3 Saturday evening said the deceased, a 61-year-old Lebanese, was a Kumasi-based trader.

He died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti regional capital.

He was confirmed as a carrier of the virus on March 19, 2020.

“He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19,” an update by the Ghana Health Service said.

The novel coronavirus has killed over 12,000 people globally, out of more than 305,114 confirmed cases and 94,677 recovery cases.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Saturday morning, debunked reports that eight of the Covid-19 patients had recovered.

Speaking on Newsfile on JoyNews, Dr. Patrick Aboagye said “I don’t know where that is coming from.”

He said the health officials are still monitoring the patients.

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