Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update June-4

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 5,141; of these one-hundred-fifty (150) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 1,636. Among the confirmed cases, 94 of them are male and 56 are female and their age ranges from 3 to 72 years. One-hundred-forty-seven of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians, three are citizen of United States. Among the cases, one-hundred-twenty-three (123) of them are identified from Addis Ababa, two (2) from Tigray, one (1) from Afar region, two (2) from Oromia region, three (3) from SNNPR, thirteen (13) from Amhara region and six (6) from Somali region.

The above laboratory test results show that COVID -19 cases are increasing rapidly due to the presence of community transmission. The cases reported within the last two weeks are more than 300 percent as compared with the previous two months since the first confirmed case was reported.  Accordingly, due to the increased number of cases, new treatment centers like Millennium make shift hospital has started receiving confirmed cases.

Therefore, Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures including wearing face masks properly, staying at home, avoiding public gatherings and maintaining physical distance by 2 meters from any person to protect themselves and their beloved ones from the virus.

Unfortunately, A 30 years old Ethiopian male that was in intensive care treatment at Eka Kotebe Hospital and had prior chronic illness has passed away yesterday. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to eighteen (18). Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to pass its condolences to the families.

Furthermore, four (4) people from Addis Ababa recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries 250.

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.

Total laboratory test conducted                        125,570
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours5,141
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours150
Total active cases1,366
Patients in severe condition16
Newly Recovered4
Total Recovered250
Total Deaths18
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today1,636

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

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 4, 2020

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