Ethiopia Records 464 More Coronavirus Infections, 5 Deaths

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia has recorded 464 more coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to more than 118, 000.

Nearly 5500 people have been tested for the virus to identify the positive cases, according to the ministry’s daily Covid-19 report for the day.

A further 5 people have passed away due to the respiratory illness, pushing the death toll to 1, 818.

The report shows that the number of active cases has continued to shrink and has reached around 18, 000 after at least 1, 662 patients recovered from Covid.

Health officials also said about 305 patients have been hospitalized after falling severely ill. This figure has shown a slight increase from Tuesday.

To date, the country has tested more than 1.7mln people since the first coronavirus case confirmed on March 13, and identified 118, 006 infections. Nearly 98, 000 patients have recuperated after contracting the virus.