Ethiopia Reports 400 New Covid-19 Infections, 8 Deaths

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia has reported 400 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to over 100, 700 mark.

According to the Ministry of Health, the new positive cases identified from 5, 183 tests conducted within twenty-four hours.

On the day, a further 8 patients have passed away due to the virus, pushing the death toll to 1, 545.

The country currently has more than 36, 600 active cases. Of these, 292 patients are critically ill and are in hospital getting treatment.

On the day, the Ministry’s also reported at least 981 patients of the deadly respiratory have recovered.

To date, about 62, 500 people have recovered from the disease after contracting Covid-19.

Ethiopia confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13. Since then, health officials have tested nearly 1.54 million people for the virus and confirmed 100, 727 cases.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the East African region.

It is also the fourth most COVID-19 affected country in the African continent, only surpassed by South Africa, Morocco and Egypt.