COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Severe Cases Nears 1, 000

ADDIS ABABA – Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday the number of severe cases of COVID-19 in Ethiopia has reached a record high after 28 more patients became seriously ill.

About 995 patients are currently receiving medical treatment in hospital beds after their case deteriorated, according to the ministry’s covid-19 report for the day.

The figure has pushed the rate of hospitalizations by 28 as compared to Tuesday, during which health officials report put the severe cases tally at 967.

Like severe cases, Ethiopia’s infections tally has jumped by 1, 893 over the past twenty-four hours.

According to the report, more than 8, 700 tests have been conducted to identify the new positive cases on the day.

Ethiopia currently has a little more than 56, 560 confirmed active cases.

Today’s report also shows at least 24 people have lost their lives due to COVID-related complications.

The figure has taken the national death toll to 3, 252, reported health officials, who registered the first COVID-19 related death of the country on April 15, last year.

Over the past 24-hours, health officials reported at least 863 people have recovered from the respiratory illness, bringing the country’s recovery tally to 174, 591.

The East African Nation identified its first coronavirus case on March 13, 2020. Since then, it has confirmed a total of 234, 405 infections after conducting nearly 2.47mln tests.