Senior Minister Osafo-Marfo tests positive for COVID-19

Yaw Osafo-Marfo

Ghana’s senior minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to official announcement on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Speaking at a press conference, the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the senior minister is doing well and receiving treatment.

“Senior Minister Osafo-Marfo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” Oppong Nkrumah said.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since Saturday, July 4, 2020, been on self-isolation after coming close to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.

Ghana’s case count

Seven more persons have died of COVID-19 in Ghana, increasing the death toll to 129, according to the latest Ghana Health Service report on July 6, 2020.

Also, 992 new coronavirus cases have increased the total casecount to 21,077.

The recoveries have shot up to 16,070 with the active cases standing at 4,878.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 11,508

Ashanti Region – 4,534

Western Region – 1,846

Central Region – 992

Eastern Region – 835

Volta Region – 369

Upper East Region – 278

Western North Region – 154

Bono East Region – 139

Northern Region – 137

Oti Region – 112

Upper West Region – 55

Savannah Region – 46

Bono Region – 38

Ahafo Region – 26

North East Region – 8

Source: Daily Mail GH

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