Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 5,000

Ethiopia has registered 186 more cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases to 5,034.

The new cases were identified out of the 4, 034 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry also reported three COVID19-related deaths over the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 78.

Among the new cases, 73 are male and 113 are female aged between 6 months and 80 years. Some 181 of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians, while the other five are foreign nationals.

Of the new cases, 147 are from Addis Ababa, 16 from Somali, 10 from Afar, 8 from Dire Dawa, 4 from Oromia, and 1 from SNNP regions.

The Ministry further reported that 74 patients have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 1, 486.

Ethiopia has now a total of 3,468 active cases, with 38 of them in a severe condition. The total number of tests conducted so far stands at 227, 375.

Source: FBC