Covid-19: Ethiopia Registers 584 New Cases, 9 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has confirmed 584 more novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and nine related deaths on Friday, Ministry of Health says.

The country tested close to 8, 000 people in the last twenty-four hours to identify the latest positive cases.

Additional nine people have also passed away due to health complications linked to coronavirus.

Today’s death figure is the highest daily total Ethiopia has recorded since June 18, and pushed the national death toll to 4, 415.

Currently, 276 patients are receiving medical treatments in Covid-19 hospitals after their condition became severe, the report says. They are among the 14, 440 confirmed active cases in the country.

The Ministry also says only 60 patients have recuperated from the disease in the 24-hours period.
Ethiopia confirmed its first Coronavirus case on March 13, 2020.

Since then, it has conducted more than 3.05 million tests to confirm more than 283, 000 infections. About 264, 165 of the infected people have already recovered, says the report.

Vaccination push

According to the ministry of health’s report, a total of 12, 984 people have also been vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday as the country continued to push ahead with its immunization campaign.

Health officials launched the campaign on March 13 – a week after they received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility.

To date, Ethiopia has offered close to 2.27 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, mostly AstraZeneca, to its nationals.