New COVID-19 Cases In Ethiopia Surpass 1000 as country launches two Mobile Apps

Addis Ababa – New COVID-19 cases have reached 1,063 as the country has confirmed 95 more cases out of 5,034 samples tested over the last twenty-four hours, Ministry of Health stated.

Out of the new cases, 30 have a travel history, 4 have contact with confirmed cases while the reaming 61 have neither contact with confirmed cases nor travel history, ministry discloses.

All are Ethiopians their age range from 15 to 80 years old, and 71 are male while the remaining 24 are female, the ministry stated.

Among the total new cases, 56 of them are identified from Addis Ababa, and the other 22 from Oromiya, 5 from Amhara, 3 from Tigray, 1 from Afar, 3 from Harari, 2 from Dire Dawa City Administration and the remaining 3 are from Somali Regional State, the data from the Ministry of Health shows.

According to the Ministry of Health, 11 additional individuals have recovered from coronavirus disease taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 208.

The total number of confirmed cases in Ethiopia has increased to 1,063.

Ethiopia Launches Two COVID-19 Control Mobile Apps

In related news, Ethiopia has today launched two mobile applications that help control coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The mobile applications have been unveiled by Ethiopian Public Health Institute in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders, it is indicated.

The first mobile application tracks people and alerts them if they have been in close contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

And, the second mobile application is said useful to share out uniform information among medical staff members following COVID 19 patients in the same facility.

Source: FBC