COVID-19: Ethiopia Records 129 New Cases, 19 Recoveries, One Death

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported 129 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1, 934.

Labs across the nation conducted over 5500 tests over the past twenty-four hours.

Seventy-five males and fifty females tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus, said the ministry of health, adding that their age ranges between 1 to 90 years.

All except five are Ethiopian nationals, says the ministry of health in its daily report.

The remaining five are South African, United Arab Emirates, United States, Eritrea and Sudanese nationals.

Like the rest of this week, the majority of today’s cases have been identified from Addis Ababa, the epicenter of the virus in Ethiopia.

Amhara (10), Somali (6), Tigray (5) Oromia (5), Harari (1) and Gambella (1) regional states recording the remaining cases.

The Ministry also reported the death of one COVID-19 patient and the recovery of 19 patients.

Health officials described the deceased as an 80-year-old female Ethiopian national.

The patient came to a hospital for treatment but died within one hour of her arrival. Her test later came positive after a forensic investigation.

This takes the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Ethiopia to 20.

Currently, up to 1, 631 patients are getting medical treatment for COVID-19. Of these, 27 are in severe conditions, according to the ministry.

It also said 19 patients have recovered from the disease. The recoveries have been registered in Addis Ababa (10), Afar (10), Tigray (2) and Somali (1) regional states.

To date, 281 patients have recovered from the disease in Ethiopia.

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