Ethiopia Records 39 More Covid-19 Cases, One Death

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 39 new novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and one related deaths on Monday, its Ministry of Health reported.

The country identified the latest positive 39 infections, one of the lowest number of cases recorded in a day this year, after conducting 3, 144 medical tests in the past twenty-four hours.

In its daily report, the ministry also confirmed the death one patient due to the acute respiratory disease and the recovery of 573 people in the same period, taking the tallies of Covid-19 death and recovery to 4, 315 and 259, 617, respectively.

At least 151 critically ill patients are currently receiving treatments in Covid-19 medical centers nationwide, says the report that puts the confirmed active cases count in Ethiopia at 12, 040.

The East African nation recorded its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. To date, it has tested nearly 2.86mln people and confirmed 275, 974 cases.

Health officials have also step up their immunization efforts on day with the amount of people vaccinated against Covid-19 surpassed 2mln mark.

In the past 24-hours, about 13, 929 people have been been offered the Covid-19 vaccine, taking the number of vaccinated Ethiopians close to 2, 003, 226, according to the report.

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