Ethiopia Records 111 More Covid-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 111 new novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and two related deaths on Wednesday, data from the Ministry of Health revealed.

The country identified the latest positive cases out of the 4, 004 tests conducted in the past twenty-four hours.

In its daily report, the ministry confirmed the death of two people due to the acute respiratory disease caused by Coronavirus, pushing the national Covid-19 death toll to 4, 292.

Currently, at least 187 critically ill patients are getting treatments in Covid-19 medical centers nationwide. They are among 14, 421 confirmed active cases in the country, the report shows.

At least  825 people have also recovered from the virus during the 24-hours period, Health officials also reported.

The East African nation Recorded its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. Since then, its has tested nearly 2.84mln people to confirm 275, 502 cases. Of these, 256, 787 people have already recovered, according to health officials’ report.

It also shows the rise in rate of daily vaccination after a slow start to the country’s immunization campaign efforts this week.

On Wednesday, a total of 4, 981 people have been been inoculated against Covid-19, taking the number of vaccinated Ethiopians close to 1.99 million, according to the report.

The vaccination campaign in Ethiopia began on March 13 – a week after the country obtained 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility. The country also received 500, 000 doses of Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine from the government of China.