138 COVID-19 Patients in Critical Condition, 274 Deaths Recorded- Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Situation Exacerbates

138 COVID-19 Patients in Critical Condition, 274 Deaths Recorded- Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Situation Exacerbates A volunteer provides hand sanitizer to passengers entering a bus as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough and the vast majority recover in 2-6 weeks but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 can result in more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Friday, says a total of 138 COVID-19 patients were in critical condition with a record number of 274 deaths. Adding that 10,304 COVID-19 patients are still undergoing medical treatment.

In a statement signed by the country’s ministry of health, the government say its confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 17,530 after 915 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Friday, the highest daily increase in the country.

A total of 422,354 COVID-19 medical tests have been conducted in Ethiopia since its first case was announced on the 13th of March, 2020.

Meanwhile, the ministry stated that 6,950 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had so far recovered, including 187 in the last 24 hours period.

Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous nation with about 107 million people.

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