According to a health ministry report, Ethiopia has recorded its first Covid-19 disease-related death within the last nine days.
A patient’s death with an acute respiratory condition was verified by the ministry in an update on Wednesday.
Since May 16, 2022, when the death toll reached 7, 513, this will be the first Covid-related death that the country has documented.
A total of 5,545 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, and 151 new illnesses have been found, according to health officials.
As of today’s report, the verified total stands at 471, 678, which is the biggest daily number since February 18.
Ministry officials claim 455, 832 individuals have already recovered from the ailment, although only 13 new cases being added on Wednesday.
While all of this was going on, two additional Covid patients were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening illnesses during the time frame covered.
According to the article, there have already been 12 confirmed cases of serious poisoning. Among the 8, 331 confirmed current cases in the country, these patients are included.
Stalls in the Vaccine Drive
There has been no change in the immunisation rate as health authorities keep to their schedule to begin the third round of vaccinations scheduled for the first week in June.
The first Covid vaccination was made available to the general public in March of that year. More than 24.5 million people have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus since then, with over 29.45 million doses of vaccine delivered.