COVID-19: Ethiopia Reports 1, 505 New Cases, 22 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered a total of 1, 505 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections on Thursday, taking the country’s confirmed case tally to nearly 248, 000.

Health officials tested more than 7,000 people in the past twenty-four hours to identify the latest positive cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry’s Covid-19 report also shows that a further 22 people have died due to health complications related to Covid-19, pushing the national death toll to 3, 496.

Health officials also reported that the rate of hospitalization has dropped by 60 cases in the past 24-hours as compared to the previous day.

There are now 999 seriously ill patients who are getting medical treatment in intensive care units across the nation. They are among the 59, 384 confirmed active cases in Ethiopia.

During the 24-hour period, a total of 1, 175 people have recuperated from COVID-19 nationwide, bringing the national recovery tally to 185, 107.

The East African nation reported its first coronavirus case on March 13, 2021. Since then it has confirmed 247, 989 infections after conducting nearly 2.53mln medical tests. Both tallies – tests conducted and confirmed cases – are one of the highest in Africa.