Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-22

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 3645; of these thirty (30) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Four-Hundred-Twenty-Nine (429). Among the confirmed cases, 26 of them are male and 4 are female. All of them are Ethiopians and their age ranges from 15 to 60 years. Among the cases eighteen (18) of them are identified from Addis Ababa, three (3) from Afar Region, four (4) from Oromia region, three (3) from Tigray region and two (2) cross border truck drivers.

The potential sources of exposure of the confirmed cases are presented below;

Potential ExposureNumber of Cases
Travel history from abroad9
Contact with confirmed cases17
Cases with no contact with confirmed cases and no travel history4
Total laboratory test conducted73,164
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours3645
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours30
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers294
Patients in intensive care0
Newly Recovered5
Total Recovered128
Total Deaths5
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today429

Furthermore, five (5) people from Addis Ababa recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries one-hundred-twenty-eight (128).

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

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.

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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