Another person who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in Ghana has died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
This brings to three the coronavirus death toll in the country, after a Lebanese male national resident in Kumasi, and another elderly woman also in Kumasi died, although they had underlying health conditions.
Citi News understands that the third person, believed to be in her 70s, is the wife of a retired Navy chief.
According to a Citi News source, the husband, an unnamed retired Rear Admiral is currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of 37 Military Hospital.
It is unclear how the deceased contracted the disease, but the source said she has a recent travel history.
Over the weekend, the Lebanese patient who is said to be one of those who contracted the novel coronavirus in Ghana died.
The deceased, a 61-year-old man, reported to a health facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough while his temperature was 39.4 degrees Celcius.
It is currently unclear whether his death was a direct result of the virus as health officials said he had underlying health issues.
The Ghana Health Service subsequently announced the death of the second coronavirus patient on Monday, March 23, 2020, but did not give further details.
The novel coronavirus cases recorded in Ghana have risen to 68.
This follows 15 new cases confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Wednesday morning.
12 of the new cases were from the travellers who were put under mandatory quarantine and subjected to mandatory testing.
Ghana has recorded 41 cases in the last two days.
But most of these case have been attributed to mandatory testing for the persons in quarantine.
Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.
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