Ethiopia Reports 472 More COVID-19 Cases

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia had registered 472 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the national tally to more than 363, 700, reports the Ministry of Health.

The nation identified the latest positive cases after testing a total of 6, 815 people in the last twenty-four hours.

Additional 19 new deaths and 1, 497 more recoveries have also been reported in the same period, bringing the national death toll to 6, 412 and recovery count to 338, 411.

There are now 18, 887 confirmed active cases nationwide, Of which, 510 patients are seriously sick, the report shows.

Ethiopia has so far reported the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region.
It recorded its first Covid-19 case in March, 2020. Since then, its health officials have confirmed a total of 363, 712 after conducting close to 3.7 million tests.

Health officials are urging the public to observe the health protocols put in place to tackle the pandemic including wearing face masks while pushing ahead with its national immunization campaign.

On Wednesday, as many as 111, 640 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to the public, data from the Ministry shows.

The ministry of health launched the ongoing vaccination drive on March 13, 2021. To date, a total of 3, 355, 370 Ethiopians have been fully vaccinated against the virus.