ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 1, 024 more Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections on Friday, taking the national confirmed case count to more than 257, 000.
About 6, 156 people have been tested in the past twenty-four hours to identify the latest positive cases.
In its Covid-19 daily report , the Ministry of Health also confirmed 30 people have lost their lives due to health complications related to coronavirus, pushing the national death toll to 3, 688.
The number of hospitalizations has surpassed the 1000 mark on the day, again, after nearly 80 patients became critically ill in the past 24-hours.
At least 1, 024 seriously ill patients are getting medical treatment in intensive care units across the nation, claims the report that put the total confirmed cases at 54, 890.
In the same period, a total of 946 people have recuperated from the respiratory disease, taking the national recovery tally to 198, 862.
Health officials reported Country’s first coronavirus case on March 13, 2021. Since then, they confirmed 257, 442 infections after conducting more than 2.58 medical tests.
The case tally is one of the highest in Africa, pushing the country to take various measures including launching a major vaccination campaign.
To date, 1, 114, 500 Ethiopians have been inoculated since the country launched the campaign in March, 2021.
Ethiopia received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from COVAX, a WHO-led initiative aimed at providing more equitable access to vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, in March, this year.