Ethiopia Coronavirus Cases Rise to 23

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health has announced four new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within 24 hours, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 23.

On Sunday Afternoon, health officials confirmed two cases describing them as a 38 years old man and 35 years old female that lives in Addis Ababa and have travel history to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Earlier today, another two COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the ministry, taking the total tally to twenty-three.

The ministry said the two cases are a 32 years old male who came from the United States on March 19 and a 37 years old female Ethiopian who returned from UAE on March 21.

Both confirmed cases reside in Amhara regional states.

Currently, there are 19 cases in isolation and treatment center “with one of the patients receiving intensive care”, said the Ministry adding two foreign patients have left for their country last week.

The ministry – that announced the first recovery case on Saturday – said the number patients “fully recovered from COVID-19 has increased to two.

Both cases are still kept in isolation as a precautionary measure, it added.

So far, there are no deaths due to COVID-19 but the trend fresh cases have made government officials worried.

“Considering the transmission nature of COVID-19, we urge the public to strictly follow preventive practices and company with governmental decisions,” the ministry said.