Covid-19: Ethiopia Records 210 New Infections

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported 210 more novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and 217 recoveries on Wednesday.

In its daily report, the ministry of health says a total of 5, 855 tests have been conducted in the past twenty-four hours to identify the latest positive cases.

Additional 11 patients have also died due to the acute respiratory disease on the day, taking the national death toll to 6, 572.

The country has also witnessed a drop in severe cases by 34 as compared to the previous day, according to the ministry of health.

There are now 357 severely sick patients who are receiving medical treatment, says its report that puts the confirmed active cases in the nation at 17, 520.

As many as 217 patients have recuperated from the disease in the 24-hours period, pushing the recoveries tally to 343, 763, the report claims.

The East African nation recorded its first Coronavirus case in March, last year. Since then, it has confirmed over 367, 857 infections after testing about 3.75 million people.

The country has continued to push ahead with its vaccination push on Wednesday as its health officials advise the public to observe the Covid-19 protocols put in place to tackle the pandemic including wearing face masks.

The country has so far offered a total of 5, 056, 987 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to its citizens.

More than a thousand of them were given in the past twenty-four hours, reports Ministry of health.

The Ministry started offering Covid-19 vaccine to the public on March 13, 2021. To date, at least 3, 664, 374 Ethiopians have been fully vaccinated against the virus.