Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update June-26

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 5414; of these 250 of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 5425. Among the confirmed cases, 158 of them are male and 92 are female and their age ranges from 3 month to 90 years old. Two hundred forty of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians and ten are foreign nationals. Among the cases, 177 of them are identified from Addis Ababa city administration, 21 are from Tigray region, 20 from Amhara region, 18 from Gambella region, 8 from Oromia region, 4 from Somali region, 1 from Dire Dawa city administration and 1 from Benishangul Gumuz region.

Among the total laboratory tests conducted, 32 (11 from health facility and 21 from community) of them were from samples collected from dead bodies six of which tested positive for COVID-19. Moreover, two people who  were in treatment center have passed away. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to eighty-nine (89). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.

S. NResidenceSexAgeRemark
1Dire DawaMale40He was in the treatment center
2Addis AbabaMale26He was in the treatment center
3Addis AbabaFemale70She was in a health facility
4Addis AbabaMale80Sample was taken from dead body
5Addis AbabaFemale27Sample was taken from dead body
6Addis AbabaFemale65Sample was taken from dead body
7Addis AbabaMale65Sample was taken from dead body
8Addis AbabaFemale60Sample was taken from dead body

Furthermore, 144 people (123 from Addis Ababa, 7 from Amhara region, 7 from Tigray region, 5 from Somali region and 2 from Oromia region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 1688.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted237,464
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours5414
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours250
Total active cases3,646
Patients in severe condition27
Newly Recovered144
Total Recovered1,688
Number of Deaths in 24 hrs8
Total Deaths89
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today5,425

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 regional toll free lines, or use our

Dr. Lia Tadesse

Minister of Health

June 26, 2020

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