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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update - 20 May 2020

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update - 20 May 2020

The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 3460; of these twenty -four (24) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Three-Hundred-Eighty-Nine (389). Among the confirmed cases, 18 of them are male and 6 are female. All of them are Ethiopians and their age ranges from 4 to 57 years old. Among the cases nine (9) of them are identified from Addis Ababa (five Contact with confirmed cases and four case with no contact with confirmed cases and no travel history), seven (7) from Tigray Region (four cases with travel history and three cases with contact with confirmed cases; of which one is in Mekelle quarantine center and six are in Maycadra quarantine center) and eight (8) from Amhara region (with travel history from abroad and in Metema quarantine center).

The potential sources of exposure of the confirmed cases are presented below:

Potential Exposure

Number of Cases

Travel history from abroad


Contact with confirmed cases


Cases with no contact with confirmed cases and no travel history




Furthermore, two (2) people from Amhara region recovered from the disease that makes the total number of recoveries one-hundred-twenty-two (122).

The laboratory samples were collected from the high-risk community members, returnees/passengers at mandatory quarantine centers, contacts of the confirmed cases, health facility visitors and suspects at isolation centers.

Total laboratory test conducted


Laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours


Number of confirmed cases within 24 hours


Total patients of COVID-19 in the treatment centers


Patients in intensive care


Newly recovered


Total recovered


Total deaths


Returned to their country


Total confirmed cases as of today


COVID-19 Situational Update as of Today

Considering the increase in transmission of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures. We need to be reminded that every single action we take determines the risk of contracting the virus. Therefore, we should:

• Maintain physical distancing

• Wash our hands with water and soap frequently

• Stay at home and avoid mass gatherings

• Cover our mouth and nose with face/cloth mask when going outdoors

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