Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-25

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 2844; of these seventy-three (73) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Six-Hundred-Fifty-Five (655). Among the confirmed cases, 49 of them are male and 24 are female and their age ranges from 8 to 75 years. Sixty-seven of them Ethiopians and the remaining six are from different nations. Among the cases fifty-six (56) of them are identified from Addis Ababa (thirteen have known contact with a confirmed case, twelve with a travel history from abroad and thirty-one have no known contact with confirmed cases and no travel history), four (4) from Tigray Region (all with travel history from abroad), two (2) from Amhara region (with known contact with confirmed cases), eight (8) from Somali region (with travel history from abroad) and three (3) long truck drivers with travel history from abroad.

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

Potential ExposureNumber of Cases
Travel history from abroad27
Contact with known confirmed cases15
Cases with no known contact with confirmed cases and no travel history31

Furthermore, seven (7) person (four from S/N/N/P/R region, two from Tigray region and one from Addis Ababa) recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries one-hundred-fifty-nine (159).

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.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted83,854
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours2844
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours73
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers489
Patients in intensive care1
Newly Recovered7
Total Recovered159
Total Deaths5
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today655

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. LiaTadesse

Minister of Health

May 25, 2020

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