COVID-19: Ethiopia Records 438 New Infections

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported additional 438 Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections after its health officials conducted 5, 684 medical tests on Thursday.

The latest figure has taken the total number of confirmed cases to more than 268, 000, according to the Ministry’s Covid-19 report for Thursday.

The Ministry also reported at least 10 people have passed away due to health complications linked to Covid-19 in the past 24-hours, pushing the national death toll to 4, 048.

Its report also claims the number of hospitalizations has decreased today by one as compared to the previous day. At least 523 patients are now getting medical treatment in Covid-19 medical centers.

At least 1, 433 patients have recovered from the deadly respiratory illness during the 24-hours period. These has led for the number of confirmed active cases to drop below 40, 000 mark for the first time in weeks.

The East African nation confirmed its first coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, its health officials confirmed conducted a total of 2, 672, 100 tests to identify 268, 035 coronavirus infections.

Both tallies are among the highest in Africa, forcing the country to take stern measures including wearing face masks in public spaces and launch vaccination campaign in mid-March.

More than 32, 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of people inoculated with the vaccine in Ethiopia to more than 1, 534, 280, according to today’s Covid-19 report.

Ethiopia launched the vaccination campaign after it received 2.2 million vaccines from the COVAX Facility, the global initiative for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.