Ethiopia reports 2,054 new COVID-19 cases


Ethiopia registered 2,054 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 219,381 as of Tuesday evening, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said 25 new deaths were reported across the country during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 3,025.

The East African country reported 934 more recoveries, taking the national count to 163,956.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, has so far reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the East African region.

The latest figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Ethiopia’s cases accounted for about 5 percent of the continent’s total, making it the fourth most affected country in Africa.

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

Last week, Ethiopia received a batch of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government.

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