Ethiopia Registers 1, 490 New Covid-19 Cases, 18 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded at least 1, 490 more Covid-19 infections and 18 deaths on Tuesday.

To identify the new positive cases, ministry of Health reported about 338 tests have been conducted in the past twenty-four hours.

Its daily covid report also confirmes the death of 18 people due to the respiratory disease, pushing the national death toll to 2, 573.

The rate of hospitalizations has continued to jump.

About 591 patients are seriously ill and getting medical treatment in covid-19 hospitals, the report reveals. The figure has increased by 60 when compared with the preceding day.

The report also shows, there are now 31, 045 confirmed active cases in the country.

In the past 24-hours, at least 660 covid patients have recuperated, bringing the recovery tally in the country to 144, 488.

Health officials confirmed Ethiopia’s first coronavirus case on March 13 last year. Since then, they have registered more than 178, 108 infections after testing nearly 2.24mln people.