Among the increasing number of cases been recorded, the country has finally and officially announced it’s first corona death.
The Lebanese patient among those confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus in Ghana has died.
The deceased, a 61-year-old man, reported to a health facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough.
His temperature was 39.4 degrees Celcius.
It is not clear whether his death was a direct result of the virus.
A deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban, told Citi News that “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 novel coronavirus infection this past week raising Ghana’s total to 19.
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, more than 287,239 people have been infected with the virus worldwide with over 11,921 deaths.
For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough but severe illness resembling intense pneumonia has been noted in some cases; especially in the elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions.
As the president has declared 25th March as a fasting and prayer day for the country against the virus, we hope the death toll never increase.