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Coronavirus Claims First Life In Ghana

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Ghana has recorded its first death from the coronavirus disease.

Deputy Health Minister, Alex Abban who confirmed the death said “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 Ghana Health Ministry had on Thursday announced that a 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 is the 11th in the country.

Earlier today the Ghana recorded three new confirmed cases of the fast-spreading Coronavirus disease making a total of 19 cases in all.

All three cases were reported to have come from the Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that the president will update the nation on measures following a meeting with the committee on the COVID-19.