COVID-19: Ethiopia Reports 663 More Infections, 27 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 663 more Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on Thursday, taking the confirmed national tally to, 260, 802.

Health officials identified the new positive cases after conducting nearly 5, 000 tests in the past twenty-four hours.

In a daily COVID-19 report, the Ministry of Health said 27 more people have died due to the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.

The figure has pushed the death toll in the country to 3, 822.

The number of hospitalizations has shown a slight decrease in the past 24-hours.
At least 748 severely sick patients are currently getting medical treatment in intensive care units, says the report that puts the number of confirmed active cases at 51, 520.

In the 24-hours period, at least  2, 050 patients have regained their health from the deadlyrespiratorydisease, bringing the national recovery count to 205, 458.

Health officials reported country’s first coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, they have confirmed more than 260, 800 cases after conducting over  2.6mln tests.

Both these tallies are among highest in Africa.
Ethiopia started COVID-19 inoculation last month as part of its prevention measures after receiving the first 2.2 million vaccines from COVAX Facility.

The Ministry of Health reported, as of Thursday evening, a total of 1, 237, 826 people have been vaccinated since health officials launched COVID-19 vaccination campaign with inoculation of frontline health workers on March 13, 2021.