A second person has died from the coronavirus in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service has announced.
“Twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases with two (2) deaths have been recorded. All the twenty-five (25) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation,” the Service tweeted on Monday.
It was however silent on the details of the latest death, which sources suggest is a Ghanaian.
The website of the Ghana Health Service although confirmed that one more person has died in the country, it did not also give further details.
A 61-year-old Lebanese who was a Kumasi-based trader confirmed as a carrier of the virus on March 19, 2020 was the first person to have died of the virus in Ghana died. It occurred on Friday at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti regional capital.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has said as of March 23, a total of 521 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
Among the confirmed cases, it said, twenty (20) are of Ghanaian nationality, majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.
Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up, it added.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana