Ethiopia Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia has reported four additional COVID-19 patients today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 96.

Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse said the latest cases are part of 842 samples that have been tested in the past 24 hours. The new individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 are all Ethiopian nationals.

Two are residents of Addis Abeba while the others are from Bahir Dar and Addis Kidam – cities located in Amhara regional state. 

Authorities are investigating how the 23 years old woman from Addis Kidam contacted COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. 

The other three had either a travel history or contacted the virus from the previously confirmed case, according to the Ministry’s daily report.

Ethiopia reported its first case of coronavirus on 12 March. The country currently has a total of 76 patients in treatment centers including one in an intensive care unit.

To date, three people have lost their lives due to the virus while fifteen patients have already recovered from COVID-19. 


Image: Ethiopia’s Health Minister Dr. Lia [Photo File]

Image: Ethiopia’s Health Minister Dr. Lia [Photo File]