Confirmed COVID-19 Tally in Ethiopia Nears 270,000

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 282 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, pushing the national tally to 269,782, ministry of Health reported.

In a daily Covid-19 report, the ministry said nearly 5000 people have been tested in the course of the past 24-hours to find the new infections.

In the same period, nine more people have lost their lives due to the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, bringing the national death toll to 4,093.

There are now 34, 052 active confirmed cases, of which 466 are seriously ill, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, the ministry reported 851 more people have regained their health, taking the national recovery count to 231,635.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, has so far reported the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region after conducting nearly 1.7mln tests.

On the day, health officials have continued to push with their effort to vaccinate more people in the country.

As of Tuesday evening, they have administered 1, 717, 481 Covid-19 vaccine doses, according to the ministy’s report for today.

Ethiopia received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from COVAX, a WHO-led initiative aimed at providing more equitable access to vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, in March, this year.