5 government officials who have contracted COVID-19 in Ghana
The number of COVID-19 infections in Ghana has exceeded 14,500, health authorities confirmed on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
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The Ghana Health Service confirmed cases stand at 14,568.
According to the Director-General of the GHS, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the country’s death toll has reached 95.
The number of recovered patients has also reached 10,907.
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The capital of Accra and the Ashanti, Western and Central regions are the worst-hit areas.
Since originating in Wuhan, China December 2019, the pandemic has claimed nearly 477,000 lives in 188 countries and regions.
More than 9.2 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 4.6 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
YEN.com.gh has put together a list of appointees under the President Akufo-Addo administration who have either contracted the disease or died from it.
1. Papa Owusu-Ankomah
Ghana's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland contracted the Coronavirus in May but has since recovered from it.
2. Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam
He was the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi. President Akufo-Addo that he died of COVID-19 in one of his addresses to the nation.
3. Dr. Dsane Selby
Dr Dsane-Selby announced her COVID-19 status in a media interview on Monday, June 15, saying that she was experiencing tiredness, bodily pains and headaches.
Consequently, she contacted a colleague at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research who came with a team to her house to take her samples for a test.
The test result turned out positive, therefore, she went into self- isolation to prevent her from exposing others to the virus.
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4. Kwaku Agyeman Manu
Ghana's Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has also tested positive of the coronavirus.
Manu is recovering at a hospital and is in stable condition.
5. Dr. Daniel Asare
The Korle Bu Teaching hospital CEO has also tested positive of COVID-19.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Accra Technical University – formerly known as Accra Poly – has recorded its first COVID-19 case, authorities announced to students on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The affected patient is national service personnel at one of the academic departments, a circular to the university community said.
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