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Ethiopia Coronavirus: 389 confirmed,5 deaths

Latest update on Ethiopia Coronavirus situation

Lia _ Ethiopia Coronavirus update
Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister for Health. Photo credit : MoH

May 20, 2020

Number of Tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 3460
New confirmed cases:24
Total confirmed cases: 389
Active cases: 260
Patients in the Intensive Care Unit : 0
New cases of recovery: 2
Total registered recovery: 122
Reported death so far: 5
Total number of tested people so far: 65,760
*Two patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country March

According to the Ministry of Health, twelve of the new Coronavirus patients confirmed over the past twenty-four hours had a recent travel history. Eight had contact with COVID 19 infected persons. The remaining four had neither a recent travel history nor contact with an infected person. 

Geographical distribution wise, nine of the new patients are from the capital Addis Ababa ( five had contact with an infected person and four had travel history), seven patients are from Tigray region of Ethiopia (four had recent travel history and three contacts with an infected person) and eight are from Amhara region of Ethiopia ( had a travel history and are in quarantine in Metema) 

The number of patients with a travel history seems to have some discrepancies.  The chart from the Ministry of Health for May 20 update shows the number of people with a travel history as 12. But the qualitative data indicates that the number is 16. 

In terms of gender, 18 are male. and 6 are female. The youngest patient is a four years old toddler and the oldest is 57 years of age, according to data from the Ministry of health.


Ethiopia Coronavirus update for May 19, 2020 :

Number of Tested people : 3271
New confirmed cases: 14
Total confirmed cases: 365
Active cases: 238
Patients in Intensive Care Unit : 0
New cases of recovery: 4
Total registered recovery: 120
Reported death so far: 5
Total number of tested people so far: 62,300

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  1. -ልደታ ክ/ከተማ ፖሊስ ጣቢያ በተደረገ ድንገተኛ ምርመራ 40 የህግ ታራሚዎች ቫይረሱ ተገኝቶባቸዋል፡፡
    May 20, 2020 –

    በኢትዮጵያ ቫይረሱ ከተገኘባቸው 389 ሰዎች ውስጥ 252 የሚሆኑት በአዲስ አበባ እንደሚገኙ ታወቀ፡፡

    የልደታ ክ/ከተማ 40 በመቶ የሚሆነውን ቫይረሱ ያለባቸውን ሰዎች ቁጥር ሲይዝ አዲስ ከተማ ክፍለከተማ በሁለተኛነት ድርሻውን መያዙን ዶ/ር ሊያ ታደሰ ገልጸዋል፡፡

    ይህም ቫይረሱ በአዲስ አበባ በከፍተኛ ደረጃ እየጨመረ መምጣቱን የሚያመላክት እንደሆነ ነው የተገለጸው፡፡

    የውጭ ሀገር የጉዞ ታሪክ የሌላቸው እንዲሁም ቫይረሱ ካለበት ሰው ጋር ግንኙነት ሳይኖራቸው በቫይረሱ የተያዙ ሰዎች ቁጥር 16 በመቶ መድረሱንም ዶ/ር ሊያ አስታውቀዋል፡፡

    የቫይሱን ስርጭት ለመቆጣጠርም ከቫይረሱ ጋር ንክኪ ያላቸውን ሰዎች ቅኝት የማድረግ ስራ ዋነኛ ተግባር መሆኑን የገለጹት ደግሞ የህብረተሰብ ጤና ኢንስቲቲዩት ዳይሬክተር ዶ/ር ኤባ አባተ ናቸው፡፡

    በልደታ ክፍለ ከተማ ወረዳ 3 በተደረገ ቅኝት ከቫይረሱ ጋር ንክኪ ከነበረው አንድ ሰው ጋር ንክኪ የነበራቸው 32 ግለሰቦች ቫይረሱ ተገኝቶባቸዋል፡፡

    በተመሳሳይ በወረዳው በሚገኝ ፖሊስ ጣቢያ በተደረገ ድንገተኛ ምርመራ 40 የህግ ታራሚዎች ቫይረሱ ተገኝቶባቸዋል፡፡

    የጤና ሚኒስትሯ ዶ/ር ሊያ ታደሰ እስካሁን 62 ሺህ 300 የላብራቶሪ ምርመራ የተደረገ ሲሆን ካለፉት 2 ወራት ይበልጥ በ2ሳምንት ውስጥ የቫይረሱ ተጠቂዎች ቁጥር 63 በመቶ ድርሻ እንዳለው ገልጸዋል፡፡

    በኮሮና ቫይረስ ተይዘዉ ካገገሙ ህሙማን ድጋሚ ሲመረመሩ 2 ግለሰቦች ቫይረሱ ስለተገኘባቸው የጤና ባለሙያዎችን አስደንግጧል።


  2. The one that is becoming a concern is the 4 cases with no travel history or close contact with those already infected. I hope my fear is not justified but that shows there is an active ‘community’ spread of the pandemic or the beginning of it. This number is close to 17% of the new cases and if that continues to be the case it will be bad news.


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