Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases pass 88,400

ADDIS ABABA: The Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that the country’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 88,434 after 600 new cases were reported.

The 600 new cases were discovered out of 6,548 COVID-19 medical tests in the east African country conducted in the last 24 hours.

Ethiopia has so far conducted 1,390, 197 COVID-19 medical tests.  

According to the ministry, the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country reached 1,346 as of Saturday, after nine new COVID-19 related deaths were reported during the last 24-hour period.

The ministry said that some 42,099 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered so far, including 471 in the last 24-hour period.

The ministry also said that a total of 44,987 COVID-19 patients are still undergoing medical treatment, including 299 in severe condition.

Ethiopia confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.

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