The number of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Ghana has increased from 19 to 21.
This comes shortly after President Akufo-Addo addressed the nation on measures taken so far by the government to tackle the virus.
The number of active cases, however, is 20, as one of the patients has died.
“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,” the minister said.
The deceased is the Lebanese male trader who reported to a health facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough.
He was confirmed as a carrier of the virus on March 19, 2020.
“He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19,” an update by the Ghana Health Service said.