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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 130,772

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 130,772

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Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], January 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The Ethiopian Ministry of Health said Saturday the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East African country rose to 130,772 after new 446 cases were reported.
The ministry said that the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country reached 2,029 as of Saturday evening, including six new deaths reported during the last 24-hour period.
The ministry further said that some 116,045 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered so far, including 617 in the last 24-hour period.
It also said that some 12,696 of the total reported COVID-19 cases are active cases, of which 219 of the patients are said to be under severe conditions.
Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the East African region.
Ethiopia is the fifth-most COVID-19 affected country in the African continent, after South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
The Ethiopian government has recently called on the public to implement COVID-19 precautionary measures, so as to contain the spread of the virus.
Ethiopia has so far conducted 1,882,151 COVID-19 tests, including 6,111 during the past 24-hour period, according to the ministry. (ANI/Xinhua)

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