Ethiopia Logs 48 Covid Cases as Authorities Resume Vaccination

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 48 COVID-19 infections on Friday, bringing the confirmed total to 470,899, according to the Ministry of Health.

At least 5, 123 people have been tested for Coronavirus to confirm the the positive cases in the past twenty-four hours, says the ministry in its daily update on Friday evening.

Only three patients have recuperated from the disease in the same period, says the ministry that puts the recovery total at 455, 755.

Despite a slight increase in daily new infections, the nation has continued to see zero new COVID-19-induced deaths.

The last Covid fatality was confirmed twenty-two days ago on April 20, 2022. The death toll remains at 7, 510.

The number of severely sick patients has shown a slight increase from four a couple of days ago to six today. These patients are among 7, 632 confirmed active COVID-19 cases, the report says.

Health experts are still advising the public to be vigilant and follow the Covid protocols as the nation resumes offering Covid-19 vaccine.

In the past 24-hours, the country has given 32, 433 doses of covid vaccine to the public, Friday’s report shows.

This has brought the total of doses administered nationwide to nearly 29.45 million. More than 24.5 million Ethiopians are also fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The East African nation started offering the Covid vaccine to its citizens in March, 2021. Its health officials, who reviewed the previous two vaccine drives last week, plan to launch a third-round campaign next month.