Ethiopia is one of East / Horn of Africa’s least impacted nations as compared to rate of COVID-19 case growth and infection of its neighbours.
May 19: 365 cases with 60 new cases in three days
Total confirmed cases = 365 (new cases between May 17 – 19 = 60)
Total recoveries = 120 (new recoveries = 8)
Total deaths = 5
Active cases = 238
Ethiopia’s case count spiked on Monday by 35 new cases (a daily record) whiles 14 new cases were recorded today.
Concerns had been raised by analysts over the spate of new case increases after it took just a week to go from 200 to go past the 300 mark as against a much lengthier period from 0 to 100 and 100 to 200.
Kenya is past 900 confirmed cases as of today.
Major African stats: May 19 at 6:00 GMT:
Confirmed cases = 88,264
Number of deaths = 2,832
Recoveries = 33,898
Active cases = 51,534