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.

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. Enditem

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