Covid-19: Ethiopia Registers 1, 489 More Cases, 47 Fatalities

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 1, 489 more novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Wednesday, bringing the confirmed case tally to 336, 762.

The country identified the latest cases after testing close to 9, 400 people in the last twenty-four hours, says the ministry in its daily Covid-19 report.

A further 47 people have also died due to the acute respiratory disease in the reported period, pushing the death toll to 5, 254.

Ethiopia now has 26, 738 active cases. Of which, 789 of them are severely ill patients, the report claims.

The recovery tally has also reached 304, 768 after as many as 1, 179 Covid-19 patients recuperated from the disease in the 24-hours period.

Health officials are still urging the public to observe the health advice put in place including wearing face masks, social distancing and proper hand washing while pushing ahead with its national immunization campaign.

More than 56, 300 dose of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24-hours, shows today’s report.

Ethiopia started its vaccination drive on March 13, 2021. To date, it has vaccinated close to 2.63 million people against Covid-19.

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