Among the total laboratory tests conducted, 30 (24 from health facility and 6 from community) of them were from samples collected from dead bodies and two (1 from health facility and 1 from community) of them were tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total death related to COVID-19 in our country to fifty-seven (57). We would like to pass our condolences to the families.

Furthermore, fifty (50) people (41 from Addis Ababa, 4 from Amhara region, 3 from Afar region and 2 from Tigray region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 545.

The number COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly due to the presence of community transmission. Anyone of us can be the next person to acquire COVID-19, but we can prevent it if we act now. Therefore, let’s support one another in this pandemic reminding others of the recommended preventions could save their lives. We need to practice all of the COVID-19 prevention methods in order to stay alive and healthy.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.