Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 60,000-mark

ECADF | ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 60,784 after 1,136 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Tuesday, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said in a statement that 16 more patients succumbed to illnesses related to the COVID-19 pandemic during the last 24 hours period, which brought the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the East African country to 949.

According to the ministry, some 22,677 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered, including 888 in the last 24-hour period.

The ministry also said a total of 37,156 COVID-19 patients are still undergoing medical treatment, including 307 in severe condition.