Covid-19: Ethiopia Registers 973 New Cases

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 973 new novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Tuesday, bringing the case tally to more than 350, 000.

In its Covid-19 report, the ministry of health said the country identified the latest positive cases after testing a total of 9, 265 people within twenty-four hours.

A further 46 Covid-19 patients have also died in the reported period. The country’s death toll now stands at 5, 811.

Ethiopia now has 26, 0387 confirmed active cases, says the report, which puts the number of seriously sick Covid-19 patients at 749.

At least 933 patients have also recovered in the 24-hours period, reported the ministry.

To date, Ethiopia has conducted more than 3.5 million tests and confirmed a total of 350, 204 infections. At least 318, 007 of the infected people have already recovered from the disease.

Health officials are urging the public to observe the health protocols put in place including wearing face masks, social distancing and proper hand washing while pushing ahead with its national immunization campaign.

At least 16, 200 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been offered in the last 24-hours, says the Ministry.

The East African nation started its ongoing vaccination drive on March 13, 2021. To date, it has vaccinated more than 2.9 million people against Covid-19.