Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-7

According to the new information we have received after daily situational update was announced, among 85 laboratory tests conducted Tigray region, tested by Tigray Health Research Institute, four (4) are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total cases confirmed positive for COVID-19 today are twenty-nine (29). The total confirmed cases as of today are One-Hundred-Ninety-One (191). All of the new four cases confirmed positive are Ethiopians of which all are male and their age ranges from 24-33 years old. All of them have a travel history from Djibouti and were in Mekelle mandatory quarantine.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted28,445
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours1928
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours29
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers92
Patients in intensive care1
Newly Recovered0
Total Recovered93
Total Deaths4
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today191

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 limit our movement and cover mouth and nose with face/cloth mask when going outdoors, avoid mass gatherings, wash our hands with water and soap and maintain 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 7, 2020

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