The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 6630; of these one-hundred-sixty-four (164) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 2670. Among the confirmed cases, of 117 them are male and 47 are female and their age ranges from 1 to 92 years. One-hundred-sixty-three of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians and one is a foreign citizen. Among the cases, one-hundred-four (104) of them are identified from Addis Ababa, twenty-six (26) from Somali region, twenty-two (22) from Amhara region, four (4) from Tigray, four (4) from SNNPR region, two (2) from Oromia region, one (1) from Harari and one (1) from Benishangul-Gumuz region.
It has been three months since the first person who acquired COVID-19 has been reported in Ethiopia. In the first two months the number of people who acquired the virus were 250. But in the last one-month 2420 people have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a 10-fold increase to the number of cases reported in the first two months.
Therefore, considering the amplified spread of the outbreak everyone should take extra precautions. Prevention is better than cure, staying home is better than being admitted to hospitals, face mask is better than mechanical ventilator. Therefore, we should be alert and practice these and other precautionary measures to protect ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19.
Unfortunately, five Ethiopians have passed away in relation to COVID-19. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to forty (40). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.
|1||Addis Ababa||Male||92||Sample taken from dead body|
|2||Addis Ababa||Male||58||Sample taken from dead body|
|3||Addis Ababa||Female||80||She was in the treatment center|
|4||Addis Ababa||Male||36||He was in the treatment center|
|5||Somali||Male||70||He was in the treatment center|
Furthermore, thirty-three (33) people (32 from Addis Ababa and 1 from Amhara region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries 434.
COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today
|Total laboratory test conducted||165,151|
|Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours||6,630|
|Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours||164|
|Total active cases||2194|
|Patients in severe condition||32|
|Returned to their country||2|
|Total confirmed cases as of today||2,670|
The laboratory samples were collected from the high-risk community members, returnees/passengers at mandatory quarantine centers, contacts of the confirmed cases, health facility visitors and suspects at isolation centers.
For more information or to report if any person had contact with confirmed COVID-19 please call to the free toll line 8335 and 952 or to regular phone 0118276796 and regional toll free lines, or use our email:-email@example.com.
Dr. Lia Tadesse
Minister of Health
June 11, 2020