Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo had tested positive two weeks ago. Announcing the Senior Minister’s latest test results at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, July 19, 2020, information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said:
“Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo you recall instructed us to announce his positivity to the country a couple of weeks ago. He has, as he informs us, voluntarily tested again since and he wants me to update you that his test on Thursday, July 16, 2020, turned negative”.
“He has been on supportive treatment at home since.”
This comes at a time that Ghana has recorded 488 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, 19 July 2020, taking the country’s national caseload to 27,667, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service.
The newly-confirmed cases were part of samples taken between 22 June and 14 July 2020.
The number of recoveries has also gone up to 23,249. They have all been discharged.
The health authorities are now dealing with 4,270 active cases.
So far, 148 patients have died of the disease.
Greater Accra Region – 14,923
Ashanti Region – 5,642
Western Region – 2,218
Central Region – 1,140about:blank
Eastern Region – 1,030
Volta Region – 492
Bono East Region – 294
Upper East Region – 282
Northern Region – 271
Western North Region – 216
Bono Region – 166
Oti Region – 143about:blank
Ahafo Region – 103
Upper West Region – 74
Savannah Region – 57
North East Region – 9