ADDIS ABEBA – Ministry of health has reported 109 new cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3, 630.
The Ministry said, from 5102 tested conducted over the past twenty-four hours, 60 males and 49 females have been infected with the virus.All of the newly identified patients are Ethiopian nationals with an age range of 1 to 70 years, according to its daily report.
Addis Ababa – the epicenter of the virus in Ethiopia, recorded the majority of the patients on Tuesday after its health centers identified 81 positive cases.
Oromia (9), Somali (4), SNNP (3), Tigray (3), Afar (3) and Harari (2) regional states reported the rest of the cases COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.
One Death reported
Ethiopia also recorded one death due to COVID-19 and 118 recoveries on the same day, health officials reported.
The deceased described as a 45 years-old female resident of Addis Ababa.
The result came positive after a forensic test was conducted on the body of the deceased, according to the Ministry.
The ministry urged for all funerals in the country to be carried out with limited family members observing all necessary precautions due to the rise in local transmissions.
“Let’s all protect others by following all necessary measures,” urged Dr. Lia Tadesse, minister of health on Today’s report.
Recoveries eclipse new cases
Dr. Lia’s report also claims at least 118 patients have recovered from the virus.
The cases are reported from Addis Ababa (115) and Tigray region (3), bringing the total number of recoveries to 738.
But the number of patients in the intensive care unit has increased by two when compared to Monday, according to the report.
Of the total 2829 patient cases in COVID-19 treatment centers, the report says 32 are “in severe conditions”.
Ethiopia reported its first case on March 13. Since then, the country tested at least 192, 000 individuals and confirmed 3, 630 cases including 61 deaths.