Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-22

In addition to the laboratory test announced in the regular 24 hours notification update additional 41 laboratory tests had been conducted, of which four (4) people have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Amhara Region and the total cases confirmed positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours are Thirty-Four (34). The total confirmed cases as of today are Four-Hundred-Thirty-Three (433). All of the confirmed cases are male Ethiopians and their age ranges from 29 to 97 years. The sources of exposure of one of the cases is a travel history while the remaining three have no travel history and their contact with a confirmed case is under investigation. The residence of two of the cases is Western Gondar and the remaining two are from Central Gondar and Gondar City.

Total laboratory test conducted73,205
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours3686
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours34
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers298
Patients in intensive care0
Newly Recovered5
Total Recovered128
Total Deaths5
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today433

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to wish a happy Eid Al Fitr to all Muslims and recommend taking the following precautions while celebrating this holiday

  • Keep our physical distance during Zekatil Fitr,
  • Make holiday welfares through phone calls rather than in person,
  • Cover our nose and mouth with face/cloth mask while we are at the market
  • Keep our physical distance and clean our hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer while shopping goods for the holiday at a nearby market

Strictly adhere to all precautionary measures to protect yourselves and your loved ones from the virus.

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 22, 2020

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