COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Reach 29

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) disclosed that the total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases has reached 29 due to three additional cases identified in the past twenty four hours.

All the new patients are Ethiopians, the institute said, adding that the first patient is a 33 years old female with travel history to Djibouti, Brazil, India, and her last travel to Congo Brazzaville.

The second patient is a 26 years old male with no travel history, but contact with travelers due to the nature of his job.  

The third patient is a 32 years old male who had contact with a previously confirmed person; and he was in the isolation for medical follow up, according to the statement of EPHI.

All the patients were in isolation center under medical follow up and laboratory test confirmed them positive for COVID-19; and they are under treatment in the designated treatment center.

People who had contact with the patients are under follow up and further contact tracing is ongoing, it added.   

The institute revealed that out of the patients in the treatment center two are in critical condition.

Ethiopian Public Health Institute has so far conducted 1,083 laboratory tests Source: Ethiopia News agency

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