ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 700 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry said the new positive cases were identified after testing 10, 000 people for COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, over the past twenty-four hours.
It also reported 13 more deaths from the virus.
Ethiopia’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has now surpassed 65, 500, causing 1,035 deaths.
The East African nation currently has 38, 460 active cases. Of these, 280 patients are severely ill, the ministry confirmed.
Some 655 patients have also recuperated from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to nearly 26, 000, according to the Ministry.
To date, Ethiopia has conducted more than 1.15 million tests, making it the African country that has carried out the third-highest number of tests.
Featured Image: a health worker checking body temperature in Addis Ababa [Photo WHO Ethiopia]