Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update June-24

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 4034; of these one-hundred-eighty-six (186) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 5034. Among the confirmed cases, 73 of them are male and 113 are female and their age ranges from 6 month to 75 years old. One-hundred-eighty-one of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians and five are foreign nationals. Among the cases, 147 of them are identified from Addis Ababa, 16 are from Somali region, 10 from Afar region, 8 from Dire Dawa City Administration, 4 from Oromia region, and 1 from SNNP region.

Among the total laboratory tests conducted, 35 (15 from health facility and 20 from community) of them were from samples collected from dead bodies two of which from health facility tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, one person that was in treatment center has passed away. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to seventy-eight (78). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.

S. NResidenceSexAgeRemark
1Addis AbabaMale38He was in the treatment center
2SomaliFemale19She was in a Health Facility
3SomaliFemale40She was in a Health Facility

The Ministerial committee has indorsed a new Directive as per the State of Emergency to prevent, control and minimize the consequence of COVID-19. Accordingly, people who have tested positive can receive home care if they fulfill all of the requirements stated on the directive. Therefore, we would like to emphasize that those who receive home care for COVID-19 should take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the disease to other family members.

Furthermore, seventy-four (74) people (63 from Addis Ababa, 6 from Tigray region, 2 from Somali region, 2 from SNNP region and 1 from Harari region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 1486.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted227,375
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours4034
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours186
Total active cases3,468
Patients in severe condition38
Newly Recovered74
Total Recovered1,486
Number of Deaths in 24 hrs3
Total Deaths78
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today5,034

Daily notification note on COVID-19 situational update will be available on starting from June 25, 2020.

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 24, 2020

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