ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Wednesday said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East African country rose to 129,455 after 463 new cases were reported.
The ministry said that the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country reached 2,006 as of Wednesday evening, including two new deaths reported during the last 24-hour period.
The ministry further said that some 114,567 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered so far, including 210 in the last 24-hour period.
It also said that some 12,880 of the total reported COVID-19 cases were active cases, of which 210 of the patients were said to be in severe condition.
Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the east African region.
Ethiopia is the fifth-most COVID-19 affected country in the African continent, 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.
Ethiopia has so far conducted 1,864,567 COVID-19 tests, including 4,919 during the past 24-hours period, according to the ministry.