Ethiopia Records 97 New Covid-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported 97 more novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and two related deaths on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health reported.

At least 3, 400 tests have been conducted in the past twenty-four hours to confirm the positive cases, the ministry said in its daily Covid-19 report.

According to the report, additional two people have passed away due to the acute respiratory disease, pushing the national death toll 4, 359.

The number of severely ill Covid-19 patients has increased by six as compared to the previous 24-hours and reached 144 on Tuesday.

The patients are among the 10, 966 active cases registered in the country, the report says.

It also indicates that 93 patients have recuperated from the disease caused by the Coronavirus, taking the recovery count to 262, 550.

Ethiopia recorded its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020. Since then, it has confirmed a total of 277, 877 cases after testing more than 2.96 million people.

The country also has inoculated a total of 9, 120 people against the virus as it pushes ahead with its immunization campaign.

The figure has brought the vaccine doses that have been administered in Ethiopia, so far, to 2, 144, 550.

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 additional 400, 000 AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX as well as 500, 000 doses of Covid-19 Sinopharm and 453, 600 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine doses from the governments of China and the United States, respectively.

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