Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-21

According to the new information we have received after daily situational update was announced, among 12 laboratory tests conducted in Harari region, one (1) person is confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total cases confirmed positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours are Ten (10). The total confirmed cases as of today are Three-Hundred-Ninety-Nine (399). The confirmed case is a 37 years old male Ethiopian who resides in Harar town. He has no contact with a confirmed cases and no travel history abroad.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted69,519
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours3759
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours10
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers269
Patients in intensive care0
Newly Recovered1
Total Recovered123
Total Deaths5
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today399

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 21, 2020

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