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Ethiopia's COVID-19-related deaths reach 3,000

06 Apr 2021, 18:18 GMT+10

ADDIS ABABA, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia registered 37 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide count to 3,000 as of Monday evening, the country's Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, 2,138 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the country, bringing the national caseload to 217,327, said the ministry.

The East African country reported 1,054 more recoveries, taking total recoveries to 163,022.

According to the ministry, Ethiopia currently has 51,303 active cases, of which 862 are serious. Additionally, 2,398,596 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far.

The latest figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Ethiopia's COVID-19 cases accounted for about 5 percent of the African continent's total caseload.

Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation, is one of the African countries hardest hit by COVID-19, following South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia in terms of total infections.

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