Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 40,671

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A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug.17, 2020. Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 31,336 after 1,460 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Monday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)
A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug.17, 2020. Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 31,336 after 1,460 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Monday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 40,671 after 1,638 new cases were confirmed on Sunday, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said in a statement that 16 more patients succumbed to illnesses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the East African country to 678.

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