Ethiopia Confirms 121 new Covid-19 Infections, 3 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 121 more COVID-19 infections and three deaths on Wednesday, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

The country tested a total of 5, 237 people on the day to identify the new positive cases of Coronavirus.

In its Covid-19 report, the ministry also confirmed the death of three Ethiopians, pushing the total number of people who lost their lives due to the virus to 4, 260.

The report also says 237 Covid-19 patients remain severely ill, seeking medical attention in hospitals. They are among the 17, 888 confirmed active cases in the country.

Health officials also confirmed the recovery of 571 people from the respiratory disease on Wednesday, taking the tally to 252, 451.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, confirmed its first case of Covid-19 in March, 2020. Since then, it has confirmed 274, 601 cases after conducting more than 2.8 million tests.

Both tallies are highest in the East Africa region, despite the recent decrease in the rate of new daily cases.

Health officials have also continued to push forward with their immunization campaign, which started on March 13, this year.

At least 7, 863 people received Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday, according to their report.

To date, more than 1.96mln people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the East African nation.

Ethiopia launched the vaccination campaign a week after it received 2.184 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility.