Ghana records first COVID-19 death

  22 March 2020    Read: 984
Ghana records first COVID-19 death

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced late Saturday the death of the first COVID-19 patient in the country, reports citing Xinhua.

In a live TV broadcast, Akufo-Addo said, "The patient who tested positive for the COVID-19 disease on Thursday had severe underlying health conditions."

The other patients were doing very well and were being managed by health professionals, Akufo-Addo said.

The dead is a 61-year-old Lebanese trader who tested positive for COVID-19 in the country on Thursday, said Alexander Abban, deputy minister for health.

Ghana has recorded 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday.

More about: Ghana   COVID-19