Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-13

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 2,650; of these two (2) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Two-Hundred-Sixty-Three (263). Both cases confirmed positive are male Ethiopian and they are 24 and 33 years old. One of them is Tigray region resident and a cross border truck driver and the other one is from Somali region (Jigjiga Quarantine Center).

The travel history from abroad and contact with confirmed cases of today’s cases are presented below;

Potential ExposureNumber of Cases
Travel history from abroad2
Contact with confirmed cases0
Cases with no contact with confirmed cases and travel history0

Furthermore, two (2) people from Addis Ababa recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries one-hundred-eight (108).

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted41,689
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours2,650
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours2
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers148
Patients in intensive care0
Newly Recovered2
Total Recovered108
Total Deaths5
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today263

The laboratory samples were collected from the Community, Non-Hotel Quarantine, Hotel Quarantine, Contact Tracing and Health Facilities.

Considering the increase in transmission of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures. We need to be reminded that every single action we take determines the risk of contracting the virus. Therefore, we should;

  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Wash our hands with water and soap frequently
  • Stay at home and avoid mass gatherings
  • Cover our mouth and nose with face/cloth mask when going outdoors

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

 May 13, 2020

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