ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 233 novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and two related deaths on Wednesday, reports the Ministry of Health.
More than 5, 000 tests have been conducted to identify the positive cases in the twenty-four hours period, according to the Ministry’s daily Covid-19 report.
The report also reveals two patients also died due to the acute respiratory disease in the same period, bringing the national death toll to 4, 376.
The severe cases have increased by 2 as compared to the previous day.
According to the Ministry, there are 225 severely ill patients who are currently receiving medical treatment in hospitals, claims the report.
The patients are among the 11, 709 active cases in the country.
In the 24-hours period, at least 98 patients have recuperated from the disease, pushing the recovery tally to 263, 066, the report reveals.
Ethiopia reported its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, last year. Since then, it has confirmed over 279, 153 cases after testing nearly 3 million people, according to today’s report.
The report also says close to 13, 500 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 on as the country continued to go ahead with its immunization campaign on Wednesday.
Ethiopia launched its vaccination campaign on March 13 – a week after the country received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility.
To date, close to 2,2 million vaccine doses have been provided in the country.
Apart from COVAX facility, the country received 500, 000 doses of Sinopharm and 453, 600 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine doses from China and the United States, respectively.