- The first death from COVID-19 in Ghana has been recorded
- The death was recorded in Kumasi on Saturday, March 21, 2020
- He was a 61-year-old Lebanese who was diagnosed on Thursday
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Ghana has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus, YEN.com.gh can report.
The deceased is a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader who was one of two cases which were confirmed in Kumasi on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, the Lebanese man, was unwell and visited a health facility with fever (high temperature) and cough. His sample tested positive later and was put in isolation.
But according to the Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban, the Lebanese man died today, Saturday, March 21, 2020.
“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,” Abban is reported by Citinewsroom to have confirmed.
According to information gathered by YEN.com.gh, the deceased passed away at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, the government has set up a special Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the Coronavirus disease.
The 16-bed facility is to treat complicated cases of Coronavirus especially patins who will suffer respiratory complications.
The facility is located at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) at Legon in Accra.
Earlier, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II had called for a stop to all political activities amid the Coronavirus fight
According to Otumfuo, it was prudent for the nation to concentrate on the disease rather than politics.
He thus urged the media to devote their time to fighting the disease rather than giving coverage to politics.
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