Ethiopia registered 572 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 143,566, the country’s Ministry of Health said Tuesday.
The death toll from COVID-19 in the country reached 2,158 on Tuesday evening after two new deaths were reported.
The ministry said 248 more recoveries were logged during the same period, taking the national count to 126,004.
Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, has so far reported the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region.
The Ethiopian government has been urging the public to implement COVID-19 precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus