ADDIS ABABA – Nearly 1.4 million Ethiopians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday evening , according to the Ministry of Health report.
Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in all the regional states, though at different levels, since the vaccination campaign launched in March.
The Ministry’s Covid-19 report for today confirmed a total of 1, 397, 647 people have already been jabbed with the vaccine against the coronavirus, which causes the deadly respiratory disease.
The majority of the people targeted in the campaign are being inoculated, Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister of Health, said, adding that few have, however, refrained from doing so afraid of risk.
Dr. Lia also said the spread of the virus has shown a declining trend following a strong response last month.
Ethiopia has recorded 695 Covid-19 more cases on Wednesday, after conducting 5, 722 medical tests in the past twenty-four hours.
Health officials are encouraged with the use face masks and social distancing but still urged for the public to be vigilant and observe public health guidelines for Covid-19.
In the past 24-hours, a further 27 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 related complications in the same period, pushing the national death toll to 3, 938.
In the same period, health officials reported the recovery of 2, 241 patients respiratory illness, taking the national count to 214, 808.
Ethiopia confirmed its first coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, the country has identified a total of 264, 367 infections after conducting more than 2.63mln medical tests.
Both tallies are among the highest in Africa.