ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia Confirmed 88 additional coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 582.
This is the highest daily increase to date after the country reported 61 infection cases on Saturday.
Up to 4048 people have been tested for the COVID-19, a deadly disease caused by the coronavirus, over the past twenty-four hours.
Eighty-eight people tested positive for the virus, the Ministry of Health said in its daily statement on Sunday. It says, 51 males and 37 females.
“All of them are Ethiopians and their age ranges from 8 to 75,” the ministry said.
Addis Ababa remains to be the epicenter of the virus with the city identifying 73 cases of infections. The report says only one of the total cases in the capital has travel history.
Nineteen contracted the virus from confirmed cases while the remaining 53 patients had neither contact with confirmed cases nor travel history.
Tigray region reported the second-highest infection cases today. Eight patients – with all having travel history abroad – have been identified on the day, according to health officials.
Four patients have also been confirmed in Oromia region. The ministry said two cases had travel history and the remaining two cases had no contact with previously confirmed cases as well as travel history.
Harari regional states reported one coronavirus patient who had contact with previously confirmed cases. The remaining two cases are long-distance truck drivers with travel history, according to the ministry.
While the number of cases increases at an alarming rate today, only one patient has recovered from the virus today.
The ministry said one patient from Oromia region recovered from the diseases, taking the number of recoveries to 152.