ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s health Ministry reported 469 new oronavirus (COVID19) infections on Saturday as the number of confirmed cases so far nears 18, 000 mark.
The ministry reported the new patients after testing 7,358 individuals in a twenty-four hours.
The Ministry also reported 10 COVID19-related deaths, taking the total death toll from the virus to 284.
Health officials also noted that 245 patients have also recovered from the virus. To date, upto 7,195 patients recovered from the deadly respiratory illness.
There are now 10,518 active cases – of which 68 are in a severe condition, according to the Ministry.
Ethiopia has so far conducted 429, 712 laboratory tests and confirmed 17,999 cases.