ADDIS ABABA (XINHUA) – Ethiopia has registered 124 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 275,318 as of Monday evening, according to the country’s Health Ministry.
The ministry said three new deaths and 554 more recoveries were reported, bringing the national death toll to 4,286 and total recoveries to 255,502.
Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, has so far reported the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region.
According to the ministry, Ethiopia currently has 15,528 active COVID-19 cases, of whom 204 are in severe condition.
Figures from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention showed that
Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases accounted for about six per cent of Africa’s total.
Ethiopia is among the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in Africa, followed South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.