Ethiopia Reports First Coronavirus Death

ADDIS ABABA – Ministry of Health has reported Ethiopia’s first coronavirus-related death on Sunday.

The report came hours after the country reported five more new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 43.

The 60-years old patient died today after spending six days in the Intensive Care Unit.

“It is my deepest regret to announce the first death of a patient from COVID-19 in Ethiopia,” said Dr. Lia Tadesse, Ethiopia’s minister of health.

She was in critical condition since she was admitted into Eka Kotee Hospital earlier last week, officials said.

“My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones,” the minister added.

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