Ethiopia Reports 24 Additional COVID-19 Cases; 2 Recoveries

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded twenty-four new cases of coronavirus today, bringing the tally to 389.

At least 3460 people have been tested for COVID-19, a deadly disease caused by a coronavirus, over the past twenty-four hours.

“Of these, 24 of them confirmed positive for the virus,” says the daily report issued by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

The report says all of them are Ethiopian nationals with the age range of 4 to 57 years. The patients – the majority of them (18) are male – are residents of Addis Ababa city, Amhara and Tigray regional states.

Addis Ababa continues to report the daily biggest cases with nine people infected with the virus in the capital.

Five of them have contact with previously confirmed patients while four patients had no contact previously confirmed cases as well as no travel history, according to the Ministry.

The second highest case has been reported from Amhara region.

Eight patients who have been quarantined in Matema isolation center tested positive for the virus, confirms the ministry.

Tigray regional state also reported its highest daily case so far today, after reporting seven cases.
Four patients identified in the northern region today had travel history while the remaining three cases contacted the virus from the previously confirmed cases.

The ministry also reported today that two patients have recovered from the virus today.

The ministry said the recovered cases are residents of Amhara region. The latest figure of recoveries takes the number of patients recuperated from the virus in Ethiopia to 122.

Ethiopia confirmed its first case on March 13. Since then, the country tested over 65, 760 people for the virus, and reported a total of 389 cases including five deaths.

Image: Minister of Health Dr. Lia