Ethiopia reports 145 new COVID-19 cases

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - DECEMBER 26: Ethiopians are seen on the street as some Ethiopians use masks to protect against the coronavirus (Covid-19), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on December 26, 2020. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ethiopia registered 145 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 271,345 as of Sunday evening, the country’s health ministry said.

The ministry said 12 new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 4,155.

Ethiopia has 29,644 active COVID-19 cases, of whom 413 are under serious health conditions, according to the ministry.

Ethiopia is among the countries hit hardest by COVID-19 in Africa, following South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.