The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 5709; of these two-hundred-forty-five (245) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 2915. Among the confirmed cases, of 172 them are male and 73 are female and their age ranges from 1 to 85 years. Two-hundred-forty-one of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians and four are foreign citizens. Among the cases, one-hundred-ninety (190) of them are identified from Addis Ababa, seventeen (17) from Oromia region, sixteen (16) from Somali region, fifteen (15) from Tigray region, four (4) from SNNPR region and three (3) from Amhara region.
The number COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly due to the presence of community transmission. Anyone of us can be the next person to acquire COVID-19, but we can prevent it if we act now. Therefore, let’s support one another in this pandemic reminding others of the recommended preventions could save their lives. We need to practice all of the COVID-19 prevention methods in order to stay alive and healthy.
Unfortunately, seven Ethiopians have passed away in relation to COVID-19. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to forty-seven (47). We would like to pass our condolences to the families. The details of the deaths are presented below.
|1||Addis Ababa||Male||75||He was in the treatment center|
|2||Addis Ababa||Female||70||Sample taken from dead body|
|3||Addis Ababa||Male||80||Sample taken from dead body|
|4||Addis Ababa||Female||29||Sample taken from dead body|
|5||Addis Ababa||Male||48||Sample taken from dead body|
|6||Addis Ababa||Female||85||Sample taken from dead body|
|7||Addis Ababa||Female||21||Sample taken from dead body|
Furthermore, seventeen (17) people (16 from Addis Ababa and 1 from SNNPR region, reported by the region yesterday) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries 451.
COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today
|Total laboratory test conducted||170,860|
|Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours||5709|
|Number of Confirmed cases within 24 hours||245|
|Total active cases||2415|
|Patients in severe condition||38|
|Returned to their country||2|
|Total confirmed cases as of today||2915|
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.
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 email:-firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lia Tadesse
Minister of Health
June 12, 2020