ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 54 new Covid-19 cases and five fatalities on Thursday, a ministry of health report reveals.
This is the first time that the nation has recorded Covid-19 disease-related death since Sunday last week.
The latest fatality figure has brought the number of people who lost their lives due to the virus to 7,497.
The nation has continued to register more recoveries than new infections, helping its active cases total to drop below 20, 000 for the first time this year.
At least 54 Covid-19 infections have been confirmed from 5,185 people tested in the past twenty-four hours, the report says. In the same period, as many as 1,743 patients have recouped from the acute respiratory disease.
At least 16 patients are severely sick, says the report that puts the confirmed cases count in Ethiopia to 19, 433.
The Ministry of Health is still urging the public to remain vigilant and follow protocols including wearing face masks.
However, its data regarding the national vaccine drive remains the same as the previous day
Ethiopia has administered over 29.4 million doses of the Covid vaccine to the public so far. More than 24.5 million its citizens are also fully immunized against the virus.
The East African nation confirmed its first Coronavirus infection in March 2020. Since then, it has identified a total of 469,758 cases after conducting 4.65 tests, and 442, 826 recoveries.