COVID-19: Ethiopia Records More Recoveries than Active Cases for two Consecutive Days

ADDIS ABABA –  Ethiopia has recorded more recoveries than active cases for two consecutive days after its health Ministry reported 1,933 recoveries and 1,663 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

The recovery tally in the East African nation has now surpassed 190,000 mark, according to the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 report for the day.

The report also shows that the new 1, 663 active cases, identified after nearly 9000 tests conducted within 24-hours,  pushed the number of active cases to 57, 409.

On the same period, 20 more people have passed away due to the respiratory disease, claims the ministry’s COVID report that put the death toll to 3, 531.

Saturday’s rate of hospitalization has remained below the 1000, albeit a slight increase as compared to the preceding day.

About 987 patients, who are seriously ill, are currently getting medical treatment in intensive care units across the nation, the report reveals.

Ethiopia reported its first COVID-19 case on March 13, 2020. Since then, the East African region identified 250, 955 cases after conducting more than 2.54mln tests.

Both tallies of medical tests conducted and infections recorded thus far are among the highest in the continent.