Coronavirus: Ethiopia Posts 19 New Infections, 4 Fatalities

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has reported 19 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and four related fatalities on Saturday.

In its report, the ministry of health says the country confirms the latest infections from 5, 211 tests conducted in the last twenty-four hours.

As many as 1, 720 patients have recovered from the acute respiratory disease, says the report that puts the national recovery count so far to 416, 643.

The report also says the number of severely sick patients of Covid-19 has dropped by 9 to 91 in the reported period. The patients are among the 44, 522 confirmed active cases in the country.

– Vaccine Drive –

Despite the decreasing trends, the ministry is still advising the public to observe health protocols put in place such as wearing face-masks to keep themselves safe from the deadly virus.

In the past 24-hours alone, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of four people, pushing the national death toll to 7,458.

Unvaccinated people are urged to get their Covid-19 vaccine shot as the country continues to push ahead with its second phase mass vaccination campaign on Saturday.

Close to 1.1 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the last 24-hours, reports the ministry of health.

To date, Ethiopia has inoculated over 23.8 million doses to its citizens against the virus. About 19.9 million people have also been fully vaccinated, says the ministry which administered the first Covid vaccine in the country on March 13, 2021.