Ethiopia Records 125 New Covid-19 Infections as Severe Cases Continue to Drop

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 125 more Covid-19 infections on Monday as severe cases count continues to drop for 10 consecutive days.

The country tested close to 4, 800 people in the last twenty-four hours to identify the latest positive cases, according to Ministry of health’s daily Covid-19 report.

A further four coronavirus-related fatalities have also been reported a day after the nation recorded zero deaths for the first time in nearly five months.

The national Covid-induced death toll currently stands at 6, 833, the report shows.

The decreasing trend in the number of severe cases has continued for ten consecutive days since Dec 3, during which the reported figure was 217.

There are now 152 severely sick Covid-19 patients receiving medical treatments in hospitals, says the report that puts the national active cases total at 15, 993.

Only 44 patients have recuperated from the acute respiratory disease in the reported period, taking the recovery total to 250,412, according to ministry.

The East African nation identified its first Covid-19 case on March 13, 2020. Since then, its health officials have confirmed a total of 373, 240 after conducting close to 4 million tests.

They are still 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 drive.

In the past twenty-four hours, as many as 29, 972 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been given to the public, data from the Ministry shows.

The figure has pushed the total doses administered in Ethiopia so far to 10,459,699, helping the number of fully immunized people to surpass then nine million mark on Monday.

The ministry of health started offering Covid-19 vaccine to the public on March 13, this year and targets to vaccinate over 20 million Ethiopians until January, 2022.