Ethiopia confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 90,000 mark
Xinhua, , Wednesday 21 Oct 2020
Ethiopia Ministry of Health said that some 43,638 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered so far, including 489 in the last 24-hour period.


The Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Tuesday said the country's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 90,490, after 630 new cases were reported.

According to the ministry, the new cases were discovered out of 6,602 COVID-19 medical tests that were conducted in the east African country during the last 24 hours.

Ethiopia had conducted 1,410,496 COVID-19 medical tests so far.

The ministry also disclosed that the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country reached 1,371 as of Tuesday, after six new COVID-19 related deaths were reported during the last 24-hour period.

The ministry said that some 43,638 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered so far, including 489 in the last 24-hour period.

Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa is currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 50 percent of all confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the ministry.

Some 61 percent of all COVID-19 cases in the east African country are males with the rest being females.

According to the ministry, the COVID-19 fatality rate is 1.52 percent, while 51.9 percent of all COVID-19 deaths occurred in the age group over 60.

Meanwhile, 57 percent of all COVID-19 cases are in the age group between 15 to 34 years old.

The ministry also said 63.1 percent of all COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic.

Ethiopia confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.

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