Coronavirus: Ethiopia Records 500 Recoveries, 85 New Infections

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia reports more recoveries than new infections of Covid-19 on Sunday after 500 patients recuperated from the acute respiratory disease and 85 cases confirmed in the same day.

The country identified the new positive cases after testing 3, 642 people in the last twenty-four hours, says the Ministry of health in its Covid-19 report.

After the recovery outnumbered new cases, country’s recovery total has reached 348, 799 while the confirmed case cases count drops below 16, 000.

In the same period, four Coronavirus-induced fatalities have been registered, pushing the national death toll to 6, 740.

There are now 233 severely sick Covid-19 patients receiving medical treatments nationwide, the report says.

Health officials are currently carrying out a national vaccination campaign as part of the government’s response to stop the spread of the pandemic.

To date, Ethiopia has offered over 8.78 million doses of Covid vaccine to its citizens.

More than 300, 000 of these doses have been administered in the last twenty-four hours, the report reveals.

Ministry of health started offering the vaccine to the public on March 13, 2021. Since then, more than 7.34 million people have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19.

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