ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia reported 25 more cases of the coronavirus disease over the last 24 hours — a record high in daily new cases in the country, according to the ministry of health.
In her daily report, minister of health Dr. Lia Tadesse said up to 1843 tests have been conducted by seven laboratories over the past twenty-four hours.
“Of these, the minister reveals, “twenty-five of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19,” the most in a single 24-hour period for the East African nation.
The ministry’s report also indicates that only 3 are imported cases.
Three patients contacted the virus from previously confirmed cases while the other 19 patients have “no travel history or contact with the confirmed case”, it says.
The report also says all the infected people are “Ethiopians which are 24 male and 1 female” and with an age range of between 17 to 65 years old.
The majority of the patients (21) are residents of Addis Ababa, the epicenter of the disease in Ethiopia.
The remaining patients are from SNNPR’s Hadiya and Kembata Zone (2) as well as Oromia’s Borena quarantine center (1) and Addis Ababa Zuria Special Zone (1), according to the ministry.