Ethiopia on Thursday reported 613 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, taking the national count to 144,862.

The COVID-19 death toll stood at 2,171, including four new fatalities reported over the same period, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health said.

With 825 more recoveries registered, total recoveries came to 127,622, the ministry said.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic in Africa, after South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.

The country has so far reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the east African region.

The government recently started a campaign to encourage face mask wearing to contain the spread of the virus.

Ethiopia has so far conducted 2,026,734 COVID-19 tests, including 5,740 new tests during the previous 24 hours, the ministry said. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleNigerian police warn against potential protests in economic hub
Next articleBotswana dismisses reports on mining activities in Okavango Delta
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here