COVID-19: Ethiopia Reports 382 More Infections, 12 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 382 more Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and 12 related deaths on Monday, data from the ministry of health shows.

Health officials identified the new positive cases after conducting nearly 4, 000 tests in the past twenty-four hours.

In a daily COVID-19 report, the Ministry also reported 12 more people have died on the same day due to the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, pushing the death toll 4, 008.

On a positive note, the number of hospitalizations has continued to drop for nine days in a row.

There are now 569 severely sick patients who are getting medical treatment in intensive care units in hospitals across the nation.

Today’s report says they are among nearly 42, 000 confirmed active cases in the country.

In the 24-hours period, at least 1,079 patients have recuperated from the disease, bringing the national recovery count to 220, 642.

Health officials reported the country’s first coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, they have confirmed 266, 646 cases after conducting close to 2.6mln tests.

Both tallies are among the highest in Africa, forcing the country to take stern measures including wearing face masks in public spaces.

Health officials have also launched COVID-19 vaccination campaign on March 13 as part of their prevention measures after receiving the first 2.2 million vaccines from COVAX Facility.

The Ministry of Health reported, as of Monday evening, a total of 1, 470, 079 people have been vaccinated since the launch of the campaign.

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