COVID-19: Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu reportedly tests positive

COVID-19: Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu reportedly tests positive

- Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang Manu has tested positive for Coronavirus

- Agyemang Manu is currently on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre

- He was reportedly hospitalised on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has reportedly tested positive for the novel Coronavirus disease, popularly known as COVID-19.

This is according to a report YEN.com.gh has sighted on Citinewsroom.com on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

The report indicated that the Minister has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week.

Citing sources in the hospital, the report further stated that the Health Minister has been in a stable condition since he was brought in on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

It is not known how he might have got infected but Agyemang Manu has been a very busy man since the early part of March when he announced Ghana's first cases of COVID-19. Since that time he has been at the forefront of the fight against the disease.

Agyemang Manu who doubles at the MP for Dormaa Central becomes the first high profile member of Akufo-Addo's government to be infected.

The news of his infection comes after Kobina Sam, the Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) passed away after suffering from COVID-19.

As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, the Sekondi-Takoradi MCE passed away at the University of Ghana Medical Centre.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana has risen to 11,118 with 3,979 recoveries in the latest update by the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

This has increased the total number of active cases Ghana currently has to 7,091 which is the highest the country has recorded since the fight against COVID-19 began. The total number of deaths stands at 48 now.

It is also reported that 58% out of the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana are male whilst only 42% belong to the female gender.

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