ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia has recorded 440 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to nearly 114, 000.
Over 4200 people have been tested for the virus on the day to identify the new positive cases, according to the ministry’s daily report for Monday.
The report says 8 people have passed away due to the respiratory illness, pushing the death toll to 1, 755.
The number of active cases has shrunk to less than 30, 000 mark for the first time in months, after the 1, 972 patients recovered from Covid-19.
The Covid report, however, noted at least 305 patients remains hospitalized after falling severely ill.
The country has conducted more than 1.67mln tests since the first coronavirus case confirmed on March 13, and identified 113, 735 infections.