Ethiopia reports 515 new COVID-19 cases

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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, (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. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Ethiopia on Saturday reported 515 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 116,297, Health Minister Lia Tadesse tweeted.

Meanwhile, 12 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded, taking the nationwide count to 1,803, she said.

The minister also said that with 1,240 new recoveries registered, the national total amounted to 92,449.

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