One of the 19 persons infected with the novel coronavirus in Ghana has died.
Deputy Health Minister, Alex K. Abban confirmed the fatality in an interview on TV3 Saturday evening.
The deceased, a 61-year-old Lebanese, was a Kumasi-based trader. He died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti regional capital.
He was confirmed as a carrier of the virus on March 19, 2020.
“He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19,” an update by the Ghana Health Service said.