April 24, 2020
The update on April 23 was exciting for most Ethiopians as no COVID case was confirmed from more than 900 samples tested on the day.
Today’s update is a little bit different but not bad at all. The Ministry of Health has confirmed that one person tested positive for the COVID 19 test over the past 24 hours. A total of 933 samples were tested.
Another good news from the Ministry’s update is that four more people have recovered from the disease. And that makes total recovery number 25.
The person who tested positive on Friday had a travel history to the United Kingdom and was in quarantine center after arrival in the country. The unnamed patient is identified as a 60 years old female.
The total number of COVID 19 confirmed cases in the country is 117. Three deaths reported and two patients, Japanese nationals, have returned to their country.
Currently, there are 87 patients in the designated COVID 19 treatment centers in the country. No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit, as reported by the Ministry of Health, which means that they are expected to recover from it.
Ethiopia has so far tested 11,669 suspected cases. This week, the Ministry of Health disclosed that 12 more testing centers are opened across the country.
The number of Coronavirus patients in Africa is growing. Well over 27,000 people have confirmed positive for COVID 19 disease and more than 1200 deaths have been registered.
2.75 million people are infected around the world and over 193,000 patients have died from the disease.
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