Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update June-15

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 5636; of these one hundred-seventy-six (176) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 3,521. Among the confirmed cases, 116 of them are male and 60 are female and their age ranges from 5 to 90 years old. One hundred-seventy-five (175) of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians and one is a foreigner. Among the cases, 98 of them are identified from Addis Ababa, 33 from Amhara region, 31 from Tigray region, 7 from Somali region, 3 from Oromia region, 2 from Dire Dawa city administration and 2 from Afar region.

Among the total laboratory tests conducted, 28 (17 from health facility and 11 from community) of them were from samples collected from dead bodies one of which from health facility tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, two people that were in treatment center have passed away. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to sixty (60). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.

S. NResidenceSexAgeRemark
1Amhara RegionMale60He was in the treatment center
2Addis AbabaMale19He was in the treatment center
3Amhara RegionMale32Sample was taken from deadbody

Furthermore, seventy-five (75) people (31 from Addis Ababa, 28 from Somali region, 10 from Oromia region, 5 from Amhara region and 1 from Afar region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 620.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Since there is community transmission of COVID-19 all burials/funerals should be done with limited family members, observing all necessary precautions and avoiding mass gatherings. Let’s all protect others by following all necessary measures!

Total laboratory test conducted186,985
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours5,636
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours176
Total active cases2,839
Patients in severe condition29
Newly Recovered75
Total Recovered620
Total Deaths60
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today3,521

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

Dr. Lia Tadesse

Minister of Health

June 15, 2020

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