Ethiopia Adds 32 New Covid-19 Infections

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 32 more Coronavirus cases today as thousands of people got Covid vaccine shot, a Ministry of health report shows.

According to the report issued on Tuesday evening, the patients diagnosed with Coronavirus in the last twenty four hours take the confirmed tally to 492, 847.

The report also put the nation’s recovery total at 471, 079, after 45 patients recuperated from the Covid-19 disease today.

The are now 14, 196 confirmed active cases in the country where the rate of severe amd fatality cases have stabilised.

Thirteen severely sick patients of Covid-19 are still in the hospital where they are getting medical treatment.

The ministry has not recorded any Covid-related fatalities in the last 24 hours.

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

The nation has since taken additional measures in a bid to tackle the pandemic including the launch of a covid-19 vaccine drive starting from March, 2021.

In the laat 24 hours, close to 20,000 people have been vaccinated against the virus today, the report shows.

This has brought the Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ethiopia to over 52.58 million.

More than 43.1mln people have also been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus, the report adds.

Ethiopian health officials have a target to reach 60% immunization coverage at the end of 2023.

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