Ethiopia Logs 71 New Covid Cases, 880 Recoveries

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 71 additional Covid-19 infections as 880 patients recovered from the disease in the last twenty-four hours, a ministry of health report shows.

According to the report issued on Tuesday evening, the latest positive cases registered today have taken the country’s confirmed total to 490,557,

About 467,775 Covid patients have already recouporated from the disease, reports the ministry, after adding 880 recoveries on Tuesday.

Today’s significant increase in recovery has brought the active cases tally down to 15,228.

Health officials say the respiratory disease caused by the Coronavirus has claimed the lives of at least 7,552 people in Ethiopia, so far.

However, no covid-related fatality has been confirmed in the last 24 hour.

One Covid patient has also been discharged from the hospital today, bringing the severe case count down to 52, the latest update confirms.

Health experts are still advising the public to be vigilant about the coronavirus as well as getting the vaccine shot to protect themselves and their families.

However, the vaccine data shows not a single vaccine shot has been offered on Tuesday as the total vaccine doses administered in the country remains as same as the previou day.

Health officials started offering the Covid vaccine in Ethiopia in March 2021. Since then, they have administered more than 52.2 million doses.

Over 42.8 million ethiopians are also fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

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