Ethiopia Records 85 New Covid-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 85 more novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections on Wednesday, taking country’s confirmed cases tally to 176, 683, data from the Ministry of Health shows.

Health facilities tested at least 4, 772 people to identify the positive cases in the past twenty-four hours.

Additional three people have also lost their lives due to the acute respiratory disease on the day. The figure has pushed the national Covid-19 death toll to 4, 338, according to the Ministry’s report for the day.

There are now 126 critically ill patients who are receiving medical treatment in Covid-19 hospitals, claims the report that puts the active cases count in Ethiopia at 10, 594.

Only 93 patients have also recuperated from the disease in the past 24-hours, it says.

Ethiopia reported its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. Since then, it has confirmed a total of 176, 683 cases after testing close to 2.9 million people.

About 261, 749 of these patients have already recovered, according to today’s report.

The report also shows that health authorities are pushing ahead with their immunization campaign.

In the past 24-hours, at least 3, 725 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19, bringing the total number of vaccinated Ethiopians to 2, 053, 298, according to data from the ministry.

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