March 21st, 2020 at 08:43 pm
Ghana has recorded its first COVID-19 death in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban, in an interview with GHOne TV.
The victim, according to the minister, is a Lebanese male national who tested positive for the virus this week.
Ghana recorded three additional cases, bringing its total number of cases to 19 as at Saturday March 21, 2020.
The Ghana Health Service, in an update, said two of the latest cases were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from Ashanti Region.
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.
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