Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update June-19

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 4809; of these one-hundred-sixteen (116) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 4,070. Among the confirmed cases, 76 of them are male and 40 are female and their age ranges from 3 to 78 years old. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Among the cases, 101 of them are identified from Addis Ababa, 6 from Oromia region, 4 from SNNP region, 1 from Gambella region, 1 from Amhara region, 1 from Tigray region, 1 from Dire Dawa city administration and 1 from Afar region.

Among the total laboratory tests conducted, 37 (24 from health facility and 13 from community) of them were from samples collected from dead bodies of which one from community and one from health facility tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, five people that were in treatment center have passed away. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to seventy-two (72). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.

S. NResidenceSexAgeRemark
1SomaliMale70He was in the treatment center
2Addis AbabaMale68He was in the treatment center
3Addis AbabaMale45He was in the treatment center
4Dire DawaFemale70She was in the treatment center
5HarariMale4 monthsHe was in the treatment center
6Addis AbabaMale85He was in a Health Facility
7Addis AbabaFemale40Sample was taken from dead body

Furthermore, ninety-three (93) people (88 from Addis Ababa, 2 from Amhara region, 2 from Somali region and 1 from Oromia region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,027.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted207,023
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours4,809
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours116           
Total active cases2,969
Patients in severe condition32
Newly Recovered93
Total Recovered1,027
Total Deaths72
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today4,070

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!

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 19, 2020

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