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.
|1||Somali||Male||70||He was in the treatment center|
|2||Addis Ababa||Male||68||He was in the treatment center|
|3||Addis Ababa||Male||45||He was in the treatment center|
|4||Dire Dawa||Female||70||She was in the treatment center|
|5||Harari||Male||4 months||He was in the treatment center|
|6||Addis Ababa||Male||85||He was in a Health Facility|
|7||Addis Ababa||Female||40||Sample 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 conducted||207,023|
|Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours||4,809|
|Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours||116|
|Total active cases||2,969|
|Patients in severe condition||32|
|Returned to their country||2|
|Total confirmed cases as of today||4,070|
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 email:-firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lia Tadesse
Minister of Health
June 19, 2020