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Ghana records first COVID-19 death

Ghana has recorded its first COVID-19 death in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.

This was confirmed by the Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban, in an interview with GHOne TV, theghanareport.com has monitored.

The victim,Tarik Minkara, is a 61-year old male Lebanese national who tested positive for the virus this week.

Expressions of condolences have been pouring in on his timeline on Facebook.

Ghana announced, Saturday, that it had recorded three additional cases, bringing its total number of cases to 19.

The Ghana Health Service, in an update, said two of the latest cases were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from Ashanti Region.

1. 55-year-old Ghanaian woman; resident of the UK; returned to Ghana within two weeks; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

2. 84-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of the United Kingdom; came back to Ghana within the past two (2) weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

3. 27-year-old Chinese male; returned to Ghana (Ashanti Region) in the past two weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

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