COVID-19: Ethiopia Records 174 More Cases, 2 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 174 novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and two related deaths on Monday,  says the Ministry of Health.

Nearly 4, 600 people have been tested to identify the new cases in the  twenty-four hours period, says the Ministry’s daily Covid-19 report.

It also reveals  two patient has also died due to the acute respiratory disease on the same period, bringing the national death toll to 4, 371.

The number of severely sick patients has continued to increase and surpassed the 200 mark for the first time this month.

At least 213 severely ill patients are currently receiving medical treatment in hospitals, claims the report that puts the active cases count in Ethiopia at 11, 419.

The report also shows only 63 patients have recuperated from the respiratory disease, pushing the recovery tally to 262, 925.

Ethiopia reported its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. To date, it has confirmed over 178, 717 cases after testing close to 3 million people, according to Monday’s report.

The report also reveals a total of 4, 876 people have been offered the Covid-19 vaccine on the day as the country continued to go ahead with its immunization campaign.

The latest figures has taken the total amount vaccine doses administrated in the country to 2, 179, 990.

Ethiopia launched its vaccination campaign on March 13 – a week after the country received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility. Since then, the country 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.