Ethiopia Reports Seven COVID-19 Related Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported a daily record of COVID-19-related deaths and recovery cases on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health’s daily report.

“Seven Ethiopians have passed away due to COVID-19,” said the ministry.

One of the deceased is the mother who recently gave birth to a virus-free boy at Eka Kotebe Hospital while under treatment for the COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus.

“We would like to pass our condolences to the families,” said the minister of health in today’s report.

Six of today’s cases are residents of Addis Ababa while the other one – a 36-year-old patient – is from Oromia regional state.

The ministry’s today’s report says three of them died at the treatment center while the sample taken from four dead bodies tested positive after forensic tests.

The latest figures bring the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ethiopia to twenty-seven.

Currently, 1647 people are in various treatment centers across the nation. Thirty-two of them are in severe conditions, according to the health ministry.

– 60 recoveries –

The country also recorded a record number of recoveries today, according to health officials.

At least 60 people have recuperated from the virus, says the ministry’s report that indicates they are Addis Ababa city as well as (46), Somali (13), Oromia (3), Amhara (1) regional states.

To date, 344 patients who tested positive for the virus recovered in Ethiopia.

The number of recoveries on Sunday is almost the same as the infections in Addis Ababa, the epicenter of the disease in Ethiopia.

At least 6, 092 individuals tested for the virus in the country over the past twenty-four hours, and 86 people confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Of these almost, 66 of them are residents of Addis Ababa, according to Today’s report.

The remaining cases are from Oromia (7), Tigray (7), SNNP (4) regional states as well as one from Dire Dawa City.

Ethiopia reported its first case on March 13. Since then, the country tested 142, 960 people and confirmed 2020 including 27 deaths.