Ethiopia Reports 14 New Coronavirus Cases; Four Recoveries

ADDIS ABEBA – Fourteen additional people have been infected with coronavirus, the ministry of health reported today.

The new patients identified today after the country tested over 3271 people for the virus over the past twenty-four hours.

“All of them are Ethiopians and their age ranges from 9 to 68 years,” says the Ministry of Health in its daily report.

Addis Ababa continues to report more cases in the country with 9 of the 14 cases identified in the city.

Of these, seven had contact with a confirmed case. The other two are a truck driver with travel history while the other one had no contact with the previously confirmed case or no travel history.

The second hot spot in Ethiopia, the Somali regional state, reported today three more coronavirus cases. All of them were in Jigjiga quarantine center, according to the ministry’s report.

Tigray and Oromia region have also reported two cases. The ministry described both patients cross border truck drivers with travel history.

Meanwhile, the ministry has also reported four recovery cases.

The majority of today’s recovered patients (3) are residents of Somali region. The other one is reported from Afar Region.

The latest cases take the number of recovery cases in Ethiopia to 120.

Ethiopia reported its first case on March 13. Since then, the country tested 62, 300 people and identified 365 cases including five deaths.