ADDIS ABABA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia registered 121 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 274,601 as of Wednesday evening, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
The ministry said three new deaths and 571 more recoveries were reported, bringing the national counts to 4,260 and 252,451 respectively.
Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation, has so far reported the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region.
Figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the country's COVID-19 cases accounted for about 6 percent of Africa's total.
Ethiopia is among the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in Africa, following South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia. Enditem