Ethiopia Reports 129 More Coronavirus Infections; 111 Recoveries

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia reported 129 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday bringing the total confirmed cases to 3759.

The country tested 5274 individuals in the past twenty-four hours. Of these, 79 males and 50 females tested positive for the virus, reported the Ministry of Health.

All of the newly identified patients are Ethiopian nationals with their ages ranging from 1 to 70 years.
Addis Ababa reported 85 of the new cases – the highest for the day.

Tigray (11), Somali (10), SNNP (7), Amhara (6), Ormoia (5), and Afar (1) regional states, as well as Dire Dawa city (4), recorded the remaining cases.

Two Deaths reported

Minister of Health said two more deaths were reported on Wednesday, taking the total number of fatalities to 63.

The ministry said both – a 60-years-old male patient from Dire Dawa and a 30-year-old resident of Addis Ababa – died inside COVID-19 treatment centers.

“We would like to pass our condolences to their families,” said Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister of Health.

Thirty patients remained in severe conditions among the total 2, 845 active cases in the country.

– More recoveries –

The ministry also reported a significant number of recoveries on Wednesday.

“One-hundred-eleven patients recovered from the disease,” today’s report declared.

About 109 of them are residents of Addis Ababa while the remaining two are from Dire Dawa, according to the report.

The country has tested 197, 361 individuals for COVID-19 since the first infection reported on March 13. Up to 3, 759 tested positive – 849 patients of these recovered.

Featured Image: Dr. Lia Tadesse speaking to reporters at the press briefing [photo File]