The Lebanese trader who was reported to have tested positive for coronavirus has died. The 61-year-old Kumasi-based trader died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti regional capital. “He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃), and cough on March 19, 2020. The sample tested positive for COVID-19,” an update by the Ghana Health Service said. Deputy Health Minister, Alex K. Abban confirmed the fatality in an interview on TV3 Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service on Saturday morning , debunked reports that eight of the Covid-19 patients had recovered. Speaking on Newsfile on JoyNews, Dr. Patrick Aboagye said “I don’t know where that is coming from.” He said the health officials are still monitoring the patients.
“What we do is that about three to seven days when your clinical signs are over, we will do a test, if it is negative then you’re out of the woods. “If we test you again and it’s still positive we keep you for more days. So currently, we have not certified anybody as recovered,” Dr. Aboagye said. “Even the first case has not gone through the 14 days,” he told Samson Lardy Anyenini, host of the show. But Dr. Aboagye was quick to add that the patients are stable, with many having mild symptoms.