Covid-19: Ethiopia Confirms 310 More Cases over the Weekend

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 310 new novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections over the weekend, pushing the national cases tally to more than 178, 500, data from the Ministry of Health shows.

A total of 8, 354 tests have been conducted in the past 48-hours to identify 213 and 97 positive cases on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, according to the ministry.

During the same period, health officials say four more people have died due to health complications related to the acute respiratory disease, taking the national Covid-19 death toll to 4, 369.

Currently, there are 197 severely ill Covid-19 patients who are receiving treatment in medical centers, claims the report that puts the active case tally in the country at 11, 210.

About 112 patients have also recuperated from the disease during the 48-hours period, the ministry reports.

Ethiopia reported its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. To date, it has rested over 2.98 million people and confirmed 178, 543 cases. Of these, 262, 862 people have recovered, according to the latest Covid-19 report on Sunday.

As part of their effort to control the Covid-19 pandemic, health officials have continued to push ahead with their immunization campaign over the weekend.

A total of 14, 407 people have been inoculated against the Covid-19 during the two day period, according to data from the ministry.

The figure has pushed the total number of vaccine doses provided in Ethiopia to 2, 175, 114.

Ethiopia launched the ongoing immunization campaign on March 13 – a week after the country received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility.

Since then, the country received additional 400, 000 AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX as well as 500, 000 doses of Sinopharm and 453, 600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines from China and the United States, respectively.