Ethiopia Records 174 More Coronavirus Cases, 2 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 174 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Thursday after conducting 5, 764 tests,  Ministry of Health reported.

In its Covid-19 report today, the Ministry also confirmed the death of two people in the 24-hours period due to health complications related to the Covid-19.

The figure has pushed the total number of people who lost their lives, so far, to 4, 262.

Currently, at least 240 severely ill Covid-19 patients are receiving medical treatment. They are among 17, 316 confirmed active cases in the country, claims to the report.

It also says a total of 744 patients have recuperated from the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus on the same day.

The East African nation identified its first coronavirus case on March 13, last year. It has, so far,  confirmed 274, 775 infections after conducting over 2.8mln tests nationwide.

About 253, 195 of these patients have already recovered, according to the Ministry of Health.

Their report also shows that the country is still pushing forward with its immunization campaign despite the dwindling covid-19 stock.

At least 1, 500 people have been inoculated against Covid-19 in the past 24-hours. The number is one of the lowest conducted in the recent days.

As of Thursday evening, a total of 1, 964, 005 doses of Covif-19 vaccines have been administered in Ethiopia.

The country started the vaccinating its citizens on March 13 – a week after it received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility.