Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update May-8

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 1861; of these three (3) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are One-Hundred-Ninety-Four (194). All of the cases confirmed positive are Ethiopians females and their age ranges from 23-33 years old. All of the cases are Addis Ababa residents. The travel history from abroad and contact with confirmed cases of today’s cases are presented below;

Potential ExposureNumber of Cases
Travel history from abroad
Contact with confirmed cases2
Contact with confirmed cases under investigation1
 Total 3

The tests were conducted at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Armauer Hanssen Research Institute, Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute, Adama Public Health Research and Referral Laboratory, Nekemte Public Health Research and Referral Laboratory, Amhara Public Health Institute (Bahir Dar and Dessie), Addis Ababa PHREM Laboratory, Arsi University Laboratory, Gondar University Laboratory and Jigjiga University Laboratory.

Furthermore, two (2) people (1 from Addis Ababa and 1 from Oromia Region) recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries ninety-five (95).

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted30,306
Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours1,861
Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours3
Total patients of COVID-19 in treatment centers93
Patients in intensive care1
Newly Recovered2
Total Recovered95
Total Deaths4
Returned to their country2
Total confirmed cases as of today194

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 8, 2020

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