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Ethiopia's COVID-19 cases rise to 2,506 as 170 new cases confirmed

by Xinhua Jun 11th 2020 ยท 1 min read

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 2,506 after 170 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said.

A total of 6,187 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours and 170 tested positive, the ministry said in a statement.

All 170 new cases are Ethiopian nationals, aged between two and 115 years old. The new COVID-19 cases consist of 93 males and 77 females.

The ministry said so far 401 patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, 22 of them in the past 24 hours.

The ministry also disclosed that three COVID-19 patients succumbed to the disease on Wednesday, eventually bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the East African country to 35.

In April, the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives, the lower house of parliament, announced a five-month state of emergency to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Africa's second most populous nation, which has a population of about 107 million.

last updated: 2020-06-11@08:06