Ethiopia Reports 109 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s health officials have reported on Sunday additional 109 cases of the noble coronavirus and 3 more COVID-19 deaths.

About 2, 836 people have been tested for the disease, a respiratory deadly illness caused by coronavirus, over the past twenty-four hours in the country.

Of these, 109 individuals – 61 male and 48 female – people have tested positive for the virus, according to the Ministry of Health.

All the newly identified patients are Ethiopian nationals in 5 to 70 age range.

According to the Ministry, Addis Ababa has continued report the highest daily case number with 99 new patients while Oromia (5), Harari (3) and Tigray (2) regional states recorded the remaining cases.

Three Deaths

Health officials have also reported the death of three patients due to COVID-19 in the past twenty-four hours. This brings the number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Ethiopia so far to eleven.

The Ministry described the cases as a 27 years old woman who resides in Humera of Tigray Region and a 75 years old resident of Addis Ababa, the epicenter of the disease in Ethiopia.

The third case also died in Addis Ababa but recently came from the SNNP region’s Kefa zone.

The first two cases were receiving care in health centers while the third one is a dead body taken to hospital for forensic investigation and, then, tested positive for the virus, according to the Ministry.

“We would like to our condolences to their families,” said Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse on today’s report.

The Ministry said about 950 patients are being treated in various COVID-19 treatment centers in the country, and four them “are in severe conditions”.

Her Ministry also reported today a recovery of one patient from Tigray, bringing the number of recovery cases in the country so far to 209.