Ethiopia Records 245 New COVID-19 Cases; 7 deaths

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health has reported 245 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the tally of cases in the country to 2915.

The country tested 5907 individuals over the past twenty-four hours and found out 172 male and 73 positive cases.

All except four are Ethiopian nationals with their age ranging from 1 to 85 years. The ministry’s report does not reveal the nationalities of the four foreigners.

It, however, says 190 patients identified from Addis Ababa. The others are from Oromia (17), Somali (16), Tigray (15), SNNP (4), and Amhara (3) regional states.

Seven Died 

Health officials also confirmed the death of seven people due to COVID-19.  All the death cases were reported from Addis Ababa.

One died in a treatment center while the others tested positive following forensic investigations.

Of the deceased ones, the youngest one is a 21-year-old female resident of the capital while the oldest patient is an 85-year-old female patient.

Dr. Lia Tadesse expressed here deeply felt condolences to their families on today’s report.

The report claims the latest deaths take the total number of patients who died due to COVID-19 to 47.

Today’s report also climes the number of patients under intensive care units has increased by six. Of the total 2415 active cases, 38 are in severe conditions, it says.

More recoveries

Health officials also reported the recovery of 17 COVID-19 positive patients on Friday.

The recovery of 16 residents of Addis Ababa and one SNNP region from the disease brings the total of recovery cases in Ethiopia to 451.

Since the report of the first case on March 13, the country has tested 170, 860 and confirmed 2915 cases.