Ghana has recorded its first death from a patient infected with the novel coronavirus.
The deceased is the Lebanese male trader who reported to a health facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough.
It is not clear whether his death was a direct result of the virus.
“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,” a deputy Health Minister, Alex Abban, confirmed to Citi News.
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.