Ethiopia‘s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 4,070 after 116 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Friday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said.
Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Friday, revealed that a total of 4,809 medical tests were conducted within the last 24 hours period.
The country’s Ministry of Health also said that 1,027 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered from the virus as of Friday.
The ministry also disclosed that seven COVID-19 patients succumbed to the disease on Friday, eventually bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the East African country to 72.
Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.
The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In April, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives announced a five-month state of emergency to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.