Covid: Ethiopia’s Severe Cases tally Drops below 200

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 138 fresh Coronavirus cases on Monday as the number of severely sick patients dropped below 200 for the first time in 2022.

The infection figure, identified from 6,327 tests carried out in the last twenty-four hours, takes the confirmed cases count to 466, 677, reports the health ministry.

A further 10 Covid-induced fatalities have also been recorded in the reported period, pushing the death toll to 7,373.

Monday’s death total is the highest recorded in a day in February.

On the same day, the severe cases total decreased by 16 from the previous twenty-four hours and dropped below 200 for the first time in 2022.

There are now 197 seriously sick Covid-19 patients, who are currently getting medical treatments, says the report.

The patients are among 54, 983 confirmed active Covid-19 cases in the country.

As many as 3,371 patients have recuperated from the acute respiratory disease in the past 24-hours, taking the recovery tally to 404,319.

After a two-day pause, the health officials resumed offering Covid-19 vaccine to the public albeit at a smaller rate.

Only 225 doses of Covid vaccines have been administered to the public in the 24-hours period, reveals data from the ministry.

The ongoing vaccine drive started on March 13, 2021. Since then, the country has administered more than 10.97 million doses to its citizens.

A total of 9,372,192 people are fully vaccinated, reports the ministry of health.