Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update June-17

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.

S. NResidenceSexAgeRemark                            
1DiredawaMale60He was in the treatment center
2Addis AbabaMale30He 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 conducted197,361
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours5274
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours129
Total active cases2,845
Patients in severe condition30
Newly Recovered111
Total Recovered849
Total Deaths63
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today3,759

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

Dr. Lia Tadesse

Minister of Health

June 17, 2020

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