Ethiopia reports 84 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-20 14:04:33|Editor: huaxia
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ADDIS ABABA, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has registered 84 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 277,780 as of Monday evening, the country's health ministry said.

Meanwhile, 143 more recoveries were reported, bringing the national total recoveries to 262,457, the ministry said.

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

The country currently has 10,964 active COVID-19 cases, of whom 138 are severe, the ministry said.

Amid a national push for vaccination, the country has so far administered 2,135,430 COVID-19 vaccine doses, it added.

Ethiopia received the first batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government in March.

Figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the country's COVID-19 cases accounted for about 5 percent of Africa's total.

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