Ethiopia Reports Fifteen New Coronavirus Cases, Taking tally to 287

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia has reported fifteen additional cases of COVID-19 today, making country’s infection tally to 287.

A total of 3707 people have been tested for COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by coronavirus, over the past twenty-four hours.

“Fifteen of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19,” the ministry of health said in its daily report that described them as they age range of 17 to 38.

Seven of the newly identified patients have travel history while seven more contracted the virus from previously confirmed cases.

The remaining case had neither contract with the previously confirmed case nor travel history, according to the report.

The majority of the patients (8) are from Addis Ababa, the epicenter of the virus in Ethiopia.

The second big number recorded in the Somali region after three people – who were in the Jigjiga isolation center – tested positive.

Today, the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state confirmed its first two cases among the individuals quarantined in Guba Isolation center.

The rest are from Metema and Semera isolation centers in Amhara and Afar regional states, respectively.

Meanwhile, the ministry has reported four recoveries today.

With the new recovery cases that are reported as residents of Addis Ababa, the total number of recoveries has reached in Ethiopia 112.