ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported 195 additional coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 3,945.
Ministry of Health reported the new cases involving 105 female and 90 male patients after testing 4853 individuals for coronavirus over the past twenty-four hours.
All the patients are Ethiopian nationals within an age range of 1 to 85 years, according to the ministry’s daily report.
It also indicates that 144 of the newly identified patients as residents of Addis Ababa, the epicenter of the virus in Ethiopia.
Amhara and Tigray regional states reported 12 cases each. The rest are reported from Afar (7), Dire Dawa (7), Somali (4), Oromia (4), Gambella (3), and Harari (2).
The ministry also reported two coronavirus-related deaths in Addis Ababa.
Both patients – 80-year-old male and a 60-year-old female – died inside a treatment center. This brings the total of deaths related to the virus in the country to 65.
Health officials expressed their “condolences to the families”, after the death of the two COVID-19 patients.
Despite its investigation over the 44 bodies of dead people finds no case of COVID-19, the ministry urged the public to carry out funerals with limited family members due to the rise in local transmission of the virus.
Currently, 2953 patients are getting medical attention in various treatment centers across the nation. Of this, today’s report indicates that 27 patients are “in severe condition”.
Health officials also reported 85 patients of the Coronavirus have recovered – taking the total number to 934.
Addis Ababa reported the majority of the cases after 73 patients tested negative for the virus. Oromia and Amhara reported two recovery cases each while two people become free of the virus in Tigray.
So far, Ethiopia tested more than 202, 000 people since the first case was confirmed on March 13. Nearly 4, 000 people tested positive for the virus.