Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 92


Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 92 after seven more people were confirmed, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health said in a statement Thursday.

The ministry revealed that from the total of 401 medical tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours, seven of them tested positive for COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of cases to 92.

According to figures from the ministry, all of the latest seven individuals were Ethiopian nationals – five males and two females.

The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health also said that 15 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus.

The ministry has previously disclosed three patients have died due to COVID-19 related illnesses.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.

The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives – the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament – has already announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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