Ethiopia reports 384 new COVID-19 cases

Teachers check body temperature of a student of Asfaw Wossen High School as they continue face to face education in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Teachers check body temperature of a student of Asfaw Wossen High School as they continue face to face education in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ethiopia registered 384 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 364,960 as of Saturday evening, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

The ministry reported 14 new COVID-19-related deaths and 228 more recoveries during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 6,451 and total recoveries to 339,320.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, has so far reported the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region.

Amid the national push for vaccination, the East African country has so far administered a total of 4,749,702 COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to the ministry.

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