Ethiopia Reports 176 New COVID-19 Cases as Death tally Reaches 60

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s ministry of health has reported 176 new COVID-19 infections today, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 3521.

Over 5, 636 people tested for COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, in the past twenty-four hours.

And 176 of them – 116 males and 60 females – tested positive for the virus, according to the ministry’s statement.

The statement reads all but one patient are Ethiopian nationals aged between 5 to 90 years old.

Addis Ababa (98), Amhara (33) and Tigray (31) regions reported the highest cases of the day. Somali (7), Oromia (3) and Afar (2) regional states as well as Dire Dawa (2) recorded the remaining cases.

The ministry also said the number of COVID-19 related deaths reported in the country reaches 60, after confirming 3 new deaths today.

Two patients – a 19-year-old from Amhara and a 60-year old male resident of Addis Ababa died while they were in the treatment center.

A body of a 32-year-old patient from Amhara region tested positive after a forensic investigation.

Currently, there are 2839 active cases in COVID-19 treatment centers. The ministry said 29 of them are “in severe condition”.

Meanwhile, the ministry reported 75 people have recovered from the disease.

The recoveries are reported from Addis Ababa (31), Somali (28), Oromia (10), Amhara (5) and Afar (1) regional states.

To date, 620 patients have recovered from the disease in Ethiopia. Since March 13, the country has tested 186, 985 individuals for the virus.