ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered its highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, data from the Ministry of Health shows.
Forty-two people have lost their lives in the past 24-hours bringing the country’s total Coronavirus-related death toll to 3,370, according to the Ministry’s Covid-19 report for Sunday.
The East African Nation’s previous highest daily death figure recorded this month when health officials reported the passing away of 37 people on April 5, 2021.
So far this Month, at least 500 Ethiopians have lost their lives due to COVID-19 complications.
In the past 24-hours, health officials reported that the country has confirmed 1,792 new cases, pushing the national tally to more than 242,000.
Their report also shows the rate of hospitalizations has remained relatively the same as compared to the previous 24-hours period.
There are 1,028 seriously sick patients who are receiving medical treatment in Intensive Care Units, according to the daily report.
These patients are among the increasing number confirmed active case tally which has reached 59,341 on Sunday.
On the same period, at least 610 people have regained their health after contracting the coronavirus which causes the deadly respiratory disease.
Health officials are currently working on various measuers to tackle the pandemic including vaccinating nearly 500, 000 people mainly vulnerable groups and front line health workers so far.
However, thes efforts saving lives to be effective, officials said the public need to observe health safty guidelines put forward to tackle the pandemic.
Earlier this week, health minister Dr. Lia Tadesse said it’s more important than ever for Ethiopians to protect themselves and keep their friends and members of their family safe by following the guidelines which includs wearing a mask and social distance.
The East African nation confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 13, 2020. Since then, it has confirmed a total of 242, 028 infections after conducting more than 2.5mln tests.