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Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update - 5 May 2020

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update - 5 May 2020

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 1047; of these five (5) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are One-Hundred-Forty-Five (145). The tests were conducted at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute, Adama Public Health Research and Referral Laboratory, Addis Ababa Regional Laboratory, Arsi University Laboratory, Jigjiga University Laboratory and Jimma University Medical Center Laboratory. Furthermore, sixteen (16) people (15 from Addis Ababa and 1 from Amhara Region) recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries ninety-one (91). The Details of today's cases are presented below:


S.

NO

Citizenship

Residence

Age

sex

Travel history of abroad

Contact with confirmed case

1

Ethiopian

Addis Ababa

75

Female

No

Under Investigation (identified by the laboratory test among admitted patients)

2

Ethiopian

 Afar

25

Male

He has travel history from Djibouti and is in Afar mandatory quarantine.

 -

3

Ethiopian

 Afar

22

Male

He has travel history from Djibouti and is in Afar mandatory quarantine.

 -

4

Ethiopian

Addis Ababa

8

Female

-

 Yes

5

Ethiopian

Oromia, Batu

19

Female

-

 Yes

The 75-year-old woman mentioned above was being treated at a hospital for other chronic medical problems, and due to respiratory distress, she was suspected for COVID-19 and sample was taken, however she passed away before results confirmed she was positive for COVID-19. Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to pass its condolences to the families.

COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Total laboratory test conducted

25,135

Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours

1,047

Number of confirmed cases within 24 hours

5

Total patients of COVID-19 in the treatment centers

48

Patients in intensive care

0

Newly recovered

16

Total recovered

91

Total deaths

4

Returned to their country

2

Total confirmed cases as of today

145

The Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to advise the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures including avoiding mass gatherings, washing hands with water and soap, covering mouth and nose with face/cloth mask when in crowded areas, and maintaining physical distancing.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
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