Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-4

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 1758; of these five (5) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are One-Hundred-Forty (140). The tests were conducted at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, International Clinical Laboratories, Amhara Public Health Institute (Bahir Dar), Tigray Health Research Institute, Adama Public Health Research and Referral Laboratory, Haramaya University Laboratory and Jigjiga University Laboratory. The Details of cases are presented below;

S.NoCitizenshipResidenceAgeSexTravel history of AbroadContact with confirmed case
1Ethiopian24MaleHe has travel history from Puntland and is in Jigjiga University mandatory quarantine 
2Ethiopian23MaleHe has travel history from Puntland and is in Jigjiga mandatory quarantine 
3Ethiopian20MaleHe has travel history from Puntland and is in Jigjiga mandatory quarantine 
4EthiopianBahir Dar17MaleNoYes
5Swedish19MaleHe has travel history from Sweden and is in Addis Ababa mandatory quarantine 
Total laboratory test conducted24,088
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours1758
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours5
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers60
Patients in intensive care0
Newly Recovered0
Total Recovered75
Total Deaths3
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today140

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

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 4, 2020

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