ADDIS ABEBA – A 60-year-old woman has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the only confirmed case reported in Ethiopia today.
The country conducted a total of 933 laboratory tests in the past twenty-four, according to the Ministry of Health’s daily report.
And the report says one person tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 117. It described the patient as 60 years old women with a travel history to the United Kingdom.
The patient, whose residency is yet to be disclosed, was under mandatory 15 days quarantine upon her return from England, according to the report.
Over the past two days, the East African nation identified only one case despite conducting 1898 cases.
“It should be noted that this does not indicate that the spread of the disease has reduced or that there are no cases in the country,” said Dr. Lia Tadesse.
Most of the tests are from mandatory quarantine and their close contacts, according to the Ministry.
“The public is advised to strictly adhere to precaution measures including avoiding mass gatherings, wash hands with soap and maintain physical distancing,” Dr. Lia insisted.
Today’s report also claims four patients – two residents of Addis Ababa and two residents of Bahir Dar – have recovered from COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus. The total number of recovery cases has now reached twenty-five (25).
There are still 89 patients in the health centers of the country.
Ethiopia reported its first case of coronavirus on 12 March. Since then, the disease has taken away the lives of three people.