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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 4,500-mark

by Xinhua Jun 21st 2020 ยท 1 min read

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 4,532 after 63 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Sunday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said.

The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Sunday, revealed that from the total of 4,457 medical tests that were conducted within the last 24 hours, some 63 of them have been tested positive for COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,532.

The ministry further indicated that all 63 latest confirmed cases are Ethiopian nationals, with an age range from 14 to 76.

The ministry also disclosed that one COVID-19 patient succumbed to the disease on Sunday, eventually bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the east African country to 74.

A total of 1,213 patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus, in which 91 of the patients recovered during the past 24-hours period, it said.

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13, which has so far conducted about 216,328 COVID-19 medical tests.

The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. In April, the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives announced a five-month state of emergency to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

last updated: 2020-06-21@23:06