ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Health said on Friday the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East African country rose to 132,881 after 555 new cases were reported.
The death toll from COVID-19 in the country has reached 2,060 as of Friday evening, after three new deaths were reported, the ministry said.
According to the ministry, some 12,306 cases remain active, with 227 patients said to be under severe conditions.
Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation, is one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in Africa, after South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
The Ethiopian government has been urging the public to implement COVID-19 precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus. Enditem