Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-27

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 4,352; of these thirty (30) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Seven-Hundred-Thirty-One (731). Among the confirmed cases, 22 of them are male and 8 are female and their age ranges from 9 to 60 years. All of the people confirmed for COVID-19 are Ethiopians. Among the cases fifteen  (15) of them are identified from Addis Ababa (two have known contact with a confirmed case and thirteen have no known contact with confirmed cases and no travel history), two (2) from Tigray Region (with travel history from abroad and was in mandatory quarantine), eight (8) from Amhara region (with travel history from abroad was in mandatory quarantine), one (1) from Oromia region (with no known contact with confirmed cases and no travel history), three (3) from Harari region (have known contact with a confirmed case) and one (1) long truck driver with travel history from abroad.

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

Potential ExposureNumber of Cases
Travel history from abroad11
Contact with known confirmed cases5
Cases with no known contact with confirmed cases and no travel history14

Furthermore, fourteen (14) people from Addis Ababa recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries one-hundred-eighty-one (181).

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.

Total laboratory test conducted91,616
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours4352
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours30
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers542
Patients in intensive care1
Newly Recovered14
Total Recovered181
Total Deaths6
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today731

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

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 27, 2020

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