Ethiopia Records 384  New Covid-19 as Confirmed Cases Count Nears 365, 000

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 384 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to nearly 365, 000 as of Saturday evening, according to Ministry of Health.

The country confirmed the new infections after testing close to 7, 500 people within a twenty-four hours period.

The ministry also reported fourteen additional coronavirus-related deaths and 2008 more recoveries in the same period, pushing the national death toll to 6, 451 and total recoveries to 339, 320.

There are now 19, 187 active cases. At least 425 of them are severely sick and are currently receiving treatment in medical centers, the ministry said.

Amid the national push for vaccination, the East African country has so far administered of close to 4.75 COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to the ministry.

At least 76, 675 of them offered to the public on Saturday, data from the ministry shows.

The ongoing national vaccination drive started on March 13, 2021. To date, it has fully inoculated 3.5 million of Ethiopians against the virus.

The campaign, which involves Johnson & Johnson, AstaraZeneca and Sinopharm, targets to inoculate as many as 22 million people against Covid-19 by January.