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Senior Minister, Osafo Marfo Tests Positive for COVID-19



Senior Minister, Osafo Marfo Tests Positive for COVID-19

The senior minister of Ghana, Yaw Osafo-Marfo, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an 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.

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“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.

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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

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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