ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia reported 1,006 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 293,737 on Friday evening, the country's health ministry said.
The ministry reported 21 new COVID-19-related deaths and 615 more recoveries during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 4,539 and total recoveries to 267,407.
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 21,789 active COVID-19 cases, with 463 cases considered severe.
Amid a national push for vaccination, the country has administered 2,334,742 COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to the ministry.
Ethiopia is among the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in Africa, following South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia. Enditem