The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 5274; of these one-hundred-twenty-nine (129) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 3759. Among the confirmed cases, 79 of them are male and 50 are female and their age ranges from 1 to 70 years old. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Among the cases, 85 of them are identified from Addis Ababa, 11 from Tigray region, 10 from Somali region, 7 from SNNP region, 6 from Amhara region, 5 from Oromia region, 4 from Diredawa City Administration and 1 from Afar region.
Among the total laboratory tests conducted, 18 (11 from health facility and 7 from community) of them were from samples collected from dead bodies none of which tested positive for COVID-19. Moreover, two people that were in treatment center have passed away. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to sixty-three (63). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.
|1||Diredawa||Male||60||He was in the treatment center|
|2||Addis Ababa||Male||30||He was in the treatment center|
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!
Furthermore, one-hundred-eleven (111) people (109 from Addis Ababa and 2 from Diredawa) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 849.
|Total laboratory test conducted||197,361|
|Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours||5274|
|Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours||129|
|Total active cases||2,845|
|Patients in severe condition||30|
|Returned to their country||2|
|Total confirmed cases as of today||3,759|
COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today
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:-firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lia Tadesse
Minister of Health
June 17, 2020