COVID-19: Ethiopia Records 75 New Cases, 4 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 75 more novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections on Tuesday, bringing country’s confirmed case tally to 277, 212, according to the Ministry of Health.

In its daily Covid-19 report today, the Ministry said the nation conducted at least 4, 884 tests in the past twenty-four hours to identify the positive cases.

It also said additional four people have lost their lives due to the acute respiratory disease after the country confirmed zero Covid-19 death in the previous 48-hours.

The new figure has pushed the national Covid-19 death toll to 4, 346.

Currently, there are 114 severely ill patients who are receiving treatment in Covid-19 medical centers, claims the report that puts the confirmed active cases count in Ethiopia at 10, 761

Only 80 patients have also recovered from the disease in the past 24-hours, the report shows.

Ethiopia confirmed its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, it has tested nearly 2.93 million people to identify over 277, 000 infections.

About 262, 102 of these patients have already recovered, according to today’s report.
The report also claims about 2, 321 people have been offered the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday as the country continues its immunization push.

As of Tuesday evening, the health officials inoculated 2, 064, 777 people with at least first doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.

The Ministry plans to roll out the second round immunization which will mainly provide the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine starting from Wednesday.

The East African nation began vaccinating its people on March 13 – a week after it received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility.

The campaign also obtained a support the government of China that donated more than 500, 000 doses of Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine to Ethiopia.