COVID-19 update: Ghana records first-ever coronavirus death

COVID-19 update: Ghana records first-ever coronavirus death

Ghana has recorded its first death from the new coronavirus. The deceased is the Lebanese male trader who reported to a health facility in Kumasi with fever and cough.

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Announcing the latest update on the current status of COVID-19 in Ghana, Alex Abban, a Deputy Health Minister 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.''

There have been 13 new cases of the new oronavirus infection this past week.

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At least three of these cases have been suspected to be community spread.

Cases in Africa have surpassed 1,000 with Egypt, South Africa and Algeria being the most affected.

Globally, there have been over 255,000 cases confirmed, over 10,400 deaths and over 87,000 persons recovered.

YEN.com.gh previously reported that the world including Ghana has been hit by the deadly Coronavirus which has killed over 6000 people.

The virus was first recorded in China in November 2019 and has now spread to over 100 countries. As many countries have been confirming cases of the virus, Ghana is no exception.

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