Ethiopia reports 112 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 112 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 275,881 as of Saturday evening, the Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, seven new deaths and 288 more recoveries from the disease were reported, bringing the national death toll to 4,309 and the total recoveries to 258,491.

Figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases accounted for about 6 percent of the continent’s total.

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