Covid-19: Ethiopia Death Toll Rises by 37 as 2, 138 New Cases Recorded

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported at least 2, 138 new coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and 37 related deaths on Monday.

In its daily report, the Ministry of Health said the country has conducted more than 9, 000 coronavirus tests in the course of the past twenty-four hours to identify the positive cases.

The report also shows the number of Ethiopians who lost their lives has topped 3000 following the death of  37 people today due to COVID-related complications.

The East African nation registered its first coronavirus-associated death exactly a year ago.

The patient was a 60-year-old woman who was being treated at a hospital in Addis Ababa.

Monday’s Covid-19 report also claims the rate of hospitalizations has shown a slight increase as compared to Sunday’s figure which was 857.

About 862 patients are currently receiving treatment in covid-19 hospital beds after they become severely ill,  according to the report.

These patients are among the 51, 303 confirmed active cases in the country.

During the period, health officials said about 1, 054 people have regained their health after contracting the virus.

The figure has pushed the recovery tally to 163, 022.

Ethiopia identified its first coronavirus case on March 13, 2020. Since then, it has confirmed a total of 217, 327 infections after conducting nearly  2.4mln tests.