Ghana has recorded its first Covid-19 death – a Lebanese who stays in Kumasi.
He was a 61-year-old male trader. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃ ), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Ghana Health Service.
“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 [Saturday],” a deputy Health Minister, Alex Abban, confirmed to Citi News.
19 cases recorded
Two were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from Ashanti Region.
Below are the details as released:
1. 55-year-old Ghanaian woman; resident of the UK; returned to Ghana within two weeks; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
2. 84-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of the United Kingdom; came back to Ghana within the past two (2) weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
3. 27-year-old Chinese male; returned to Ghana (Ashanti Region) in the past two weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
This brings to a total of 19 confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death. Contact tracing has started in all these confirmed cases.
Source: Daily Mail GH