Coronavirus: Ghana records first death case in Kumasi


One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died.

According to the Ghana Health Ministry, the 61-year-old Lebanese male trader and resident in Kumasi was unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 degrees Celcius), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.

His case, which was the 11th confirmed infection in the country was reported on Thursday, March 19.

He is reported to have died on Saturday but it remains unclear whether his death was a direct result of the virus.

Deputy Health Minister Alex Abban who confirmed the death to Accra based Citi News noted that: “The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”



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