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Ethiopial ogs 1,878 new COVID-19 cases

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Ethiopia recorded 1,878 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 215,189 on Sunday evening, the country’s health ministry said.

The ministry said 27 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported across the country during the same period, bringing the death toll to 2,963 nationwide.

The East African country reported 742 more recoveries, bringing the national tally to 161,968.

Ethiopia currently has some 50,256 active COVID-19 cases, of which 857 are believed to be in serious health conditions, according to the ministry.

The second most populous nation in Africa, Ethiopia has so far reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region, being the fourth most affected country in Africa in positive case terms.

The latest figures from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia accounted for around 5% of the total confirmed cases on the African continent.

The country has so far performed 2,389,558 COVID-19 medical tests, including 6,962 tests in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

Ethiopia started COVID-19 vaccines last month after receiving the first 2.2 million COVAX vaccines.

Last week Ethiopia received a batch of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the Chinese government. (Xinhua / NAN)

(NAN)

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