Confirmed: Ghana records first coronavirus death

Ghana records first death out of the 19 coronavirus cases

Ghana has recorded its first death from the coronavirus Saturday.

The deceased is a Lebanese male trader in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

He had reported to a health facility with fever and cough this week.

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Deputy Health Minister, Alex Abban, disclosed the news to an Accra-based radio station.

“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,” the Minister told Citi FM.

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Ghana has so far recorded 19 cases of coronavirus infection since the first two cases were announced last Thursday.

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