Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-3

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 1560; of these two (2) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are One-Hundred-Thirty- Five (135). The tests were conducted at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute, Amhara Public Health Institute (Bahir Dar and Dessie), SNNPR Public Health Institute, Adama Public Health Research and Referral Laboratory, Haramya University Laboratory and Jimma University Medical Center Laboratory. Furthermore, six (6) people from Dire Dawa recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries Seventy-Five (75). The Details of today’s cases are presented below;

S.NoCitizenshipResidenceAgeSexTravel history of AbroadContact with confirmed case
1EthiopianBatu/Ziway (under medical care in Addis Ababa)49Male NoNo (identified by the random laboratory test among admitted patients )
2EthiopianSilti woreda, Silte Zone, SNNPR45FemaleNoNo (identified via house to house surveillance)

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted22,330
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours1560
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours2
Total patients of COVID-19 in the treatment center55
Patients in intensive care0
Newly Recovered6
Total Recovered75
Total Deaths3
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today135

The Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to advise the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures including avoiding mass gatherings, washing hands with water and soap, covering mouth and nose with face/cloth mask when in crowded areas, and maintaining physical distancing.

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 3, 2020

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