COVID-19: Ethiopia Records 73 More Cases, 2 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has confirmed 73 new novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and two related deaths on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country identified the positive cases from nearly 5, 000 tests conducted in the past twenty-four hours.

In its Covid-19 report, the Ministry also confirmed that two more people have passed away due to the acute respiratory disease in the same period, taking the national Covid-19 death toll to 4, 327.

Currently, there are 139 critically ill patients who are also receiving treatment in Covid-19 medical centers nationwide, says the report that puts the confirmed active cases tally at 11, 195.

At least 62 people have also recuperated from the respiratory disease in the 24-hours period, pushing the recovery count to 260, 327.

As part of its preventive mechanism, the country has already launched an immunization campaign which saw 7, 645 people vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday.

A total of 2, 029, 761 people have been inoculated since the vaccination campaign started on March 13, 2021.

Authorities started the camping a week after they obtained 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility. Ethiopia also received more than 500, 000 Covid-19 Sinopharm doses from the government of China.

The East African nation registered its first coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. Since then, it has tested nearly 2.88mln people to identify 276, 323 infections.