COVID-19: Ethiopia Reports 306 New Cases, 8 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ministry of Health has reported 306 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, pushing Ethiopia’s confirmed case tally close to 270, 000.

The East African nation tested more than 4100 people in the past twenty-four hours to identify the positive cases.

The ministry also reported at least 8 people have passed away in the same day due to Covid1–linked health complications. To date, 4, 084 Ethiopians have lost their lives due to the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.

The number of hospitalizations in Ethiopia has continued to decrease with the tally drop below 500.

There are now 485 severely ill patients receiving treatment in Covid-19 medical centers across the nation, the ministry reported.

These patients are among the 34, 630 confirmed active cases in Ethiopia.

In the past 24-hours, the report says at least 2, 027 patients have recuperated from the disease, taking the national recovery tally to 230, 784.

Ethiopia confirmed its first coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, its health officials conducted nearly 2.7mln medical tests to confirm 269, 500 cases.

Both tallies are among the highest in Africa.

To change that, the country is taking several measures to stop the spread of the virus including administering Covid-19 vaccine.

As of Monday evening, 1, 684, 450 people have been inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine since health officials started a vaccination campaign in mid-March, 2021.

Ethiopia received 2.184 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility

The Astra Zeneca vaccines licensed and manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), were delivered by Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport on March 7, this year.