Ethiopia registered 1,483 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the nationwide tally to 174,054, the country’s Ministry of Health said.
The ministry said 30 new deaths were reported across the country, bringing the national death toll to 2,540.
Ethiopia has so far reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the East African region.
The latest figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Ethiopia’s cases accounted for about four percent of the African continent’s total.
Meanwhile, Ethiopia on Saturday officially started the COVID-19 vaccination rollout a week after receiving its first 2.2 million COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, an international vaccine campaign co-led by the World Health Organization and its partners.