Ethiopia COVID 19 update: eight more people confirmed positive, total 52

Ethiopia COVID 19 update seems to demonstrate similar pattern; most of those who tested positive in the past twenty-four hours had travel history and arrived in Ethiopia after March 2020. One Eritrean national among eight confirmed cases 

Ethiopia COVID 19 update
Graphic credit : Ministry of health

borkena
April 7, 2020

Eight more people confirmed positive for the COVID 19 test over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health disclosed on Tuesday. Seven of the new cases are Ethiopians, while one patient is Eritrean.  Two hundred sixty-four individuals were tested in the latest round of testing. 

The total number of recorded COVID 19 cases in the country is now 52. 

Five of the new confirmed cases have travel history. They arrived in Ethiopian from Dubai and were in isolation facilities arranged by the Ethiopian government. A nine-months infant and his mother are among the new patients. 

One of the patients is identified as a twenty-five years old woman who came from Thailand and was in the mandatory two weeks of isolation. 

And one patient is a nineteen years old young man with no travel history. The government is reportedly working on tracing individuals with whom the patient had contacted before he was diagnosed with the disease. 

The Eritrean national who tested positive from the latest COVID 19 test in Ethiopia is a thirty years old woman. She had a travel history to England and was in an isolation center.  

According to information from the ministry of health, only one person is in the intensive care unit of  Eka Kotebe Hospital – the designated treatment center in the capital Addis Ababa.

So far, only two deaths are reported from Coronavirus disease; 60 years old women with travel history to France and a 56 years old man with no travel history. 

On Monday this week, 65 years old women from Dukem, a town outside of Addis Ababa, tested positive for COVID 19. She did not have a travel history and was in the hospital for a different treatment.  Physicians who treated her are reportedly isolating for two weeks after they said that they did not use adequate protective kits when treating her for a different health issue. 

On April 6, Ethiopian religious council launched a thirty days long national prayer, which was televised and attended by senior government officials, including president Sahlework Zewde and speakers of the House of Federation and the Parliament. 



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3 Responses to "Ethiopia COVID 19 update: eight more people confirmed positive, total 52"

  1. Lamessa   April 7, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Urine and faeces are CoronaVirus incubators.

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  2. Qetaw   April 7, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    The former PM Hailemariam Desalrgn claimed Ethiopian people are not listening or implementing his directions so he resigned replaced by the talkative PM Abiy . Only for the current PM Abiy’s directions also not being implemented by the Ethiopian people so Abiy should resign too .

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  3. Ittu Aba Farda   April 8, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Dear Countrymen/women!!!

    I just read an article on Politico that tells the mass slaughter awaiting that gem of humanity by current scourge, COVID-19 virus. This media outlet had access to a document prepared by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health in which it is projected that at least 28 million citizens will be infected by the virus. That could be conservative or on the up side. In any case there will hundreds of thousands will succumb to the disease. That would be a runaway massacre. What else can we call that? It is time now for all us who happened to be fortunate to have access to all kinds of mitigating means here in the Diaspora to reach out to those glorious and equally generous people. Let’s do in every way we can to help them in their effort to avert the slaughter or at least minimize it. What I would like to see is with our convenient store owners providing their expertise and access to various distributors and procure sanitary items like hand soaps and ship them in container loads addressed to the Ministry of Health. What I am hearing from the old country is even if residents live close to water resources like rivers soaps can be hard to come by and because frequent hand washing is the best way to prevent infection, each family needs more than one at all times. Our medical experts can add to the procurement list and we should start sending them all. Time is of the essence. The siren is on and blaring. If we look at the data made available by the most advanced country the death rate is between 1-3%. Even it wound up to remain at 1% with projected infection of 28 million citizens there will be more than 280,000 of them dying from it. I don’t want to think about the 2 or 3%. As of today the death rate in the USA(12,857 deaths in 400,540 total cases) is around 3.2% of the total cases. Spain has 10%. Italy has close to 13%. France is hovering around 10%. These are the most technologically advanced countries. That country still has many rural locations that are not easily accessible with many of them densely populated. This is going to be carnage. The devil is on the loose on humanity. He would like to have that blessed country that produced Negash, Bilal, Mary Magdalene and Mikaeel the Deacon as his prized trophy. Let’s stand up to the devil and help those upright and generous people. Let’s do this!!!!

    Here is the link on Politico: politico.com/news/2020/04/01/g-20-prepares-coronavirus-rescue-package-for-africa-160867

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