COVID-19: Ethiopia Records 837 New Infections, 10 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 837 additional COVID-19 infections, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to more than 151, 000, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday evening.

Nearly 7, 000 tests have been conducted over the past 24-hours to identify the new positive cases of coronavirus – a virus that causes the deadly respiratory disease.

In its daily Covid report, the ministry confirmed the death of 10 people due to the virus. At least 2, 259 patients have lost their lives since the country recorded its first covid-related death on April 5, 2020.

Today’s report has shown a decrease in the number of hospitalizations for the first time this week. About 348 patients were in hospital beds on Thursday.

At least 327 patients are receiving medical treatment in hospitals after became seriously ill, Friday’s report shows.

The number of active cases, however, has increased for two consecutive days after the decline in number of recovery cases which is now at 18, 189.

Only 167 people have recuperated over the past twenty-four hours after contracting the virus, according to health officials.
Ethiopia has so far conducted more than 2.076mln tests – the highest among African countries following South Africa and Morocco – and confirmed 151, 016 Covid infections. Nearly 130, 566 of these patients have already recovered.