COVID-19: Ethiopia Confirms 151 New Cases, 7 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 151 more coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and 7 related deaths on Tuesday, data from the ministry of health shows.

The East African nation conducted a total of 4, 426 medical tests in the past twenty-four to confirm the new cases, according to the Ministry’s Covid-19 report for the day.

It also confirms the death of seven people due to health complications linked to the respiratory disease.
The figure has brought the Covid-19 death toll to 4, 220.

Currently , there are 21, 451 confirmed active cases in the country. Of these, the report says, 271 Covid-19 patients are severely ill and have been hospitalized.

During the 24-hours period, at least 691 patients have recuperated from the disease, pushing the national recovery tally to 247, 502, according to the ministry.

In the same period, the country has immunized more than 6, 500 people against Covid-19.

As of Tuesday, nearly 1.9mln doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country where health officials launched the vaccination campaign in March, 2021.

Ethiopia recorded its first coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, it has conducted close to 2.76mln medical tests and confirmed 273, 175 cases.

The tally put the country among the countries hardest hit by Covid-19 in Africa, following South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, according to reports.