Covid-19: Ethiopia Logs 26 New Cases, 0 Fatalities

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has logged 26 new Coronavirus cases in the last twenty-four hours, bringing the confirmed total to 492, 874, said the Ministry of health on Wednesday.

The ministry, in a Covid-19 report issued on Wednesday evening, said the recovery tally has also slightly increased to 471, 101, after at least 22 patients recovered from the acute respiratory disease today.

The East African nation currently has 14, 200 confirmed active cases. 

The report shows one seriously sick covid-19 patient has been discharged from a hospital and twelve other patients whose conditions have not yet improved are still getting medical treatment.

Not a single Covid-related fatality has been recorded in the reported period as the nation continues to experience zero death for three days in a row.

The respiratory disease, however, has claimed the lives of at least 7,571 people since the first Covid related death confirmed in Ethiopia on April 5, 2020.

Despite a drop in severe and daily cases, health officials are still urging the public to take the necessary precautions including wearing facemasks when in crowded places, to protect themselves from the respiratory disease.

But no vaccine covid vaccine doses have been  given to the public in the last 24 hours as per the data in latest update.

Ethiopia started offering the Covid-19 vaccine to its citizens in March 2021. Since then, nearly 52.6 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered nationwide.

More than 43.1 million people have also received at least two shots of the vaccine, the Ministry says.

Health officials plan to increase the nation’s  immunization coverage to 60 percent by the end of 2023.