Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 655 after 73 more people were confirmed, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) said in a statement on Monday.
The ministry revealed that from the total of 2,844 medical tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours, 73 of them tested positive for COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of cases to 655.
According to figures from the FMoH, the 73 new COVID-19 cases, 49 males and 24 females, consist of 67 Ethiopians and six foreign nationals.
The ministry also said that 159 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus.
The ministry has previously disclosed five patients have died due to COVID-19 related illnesses.
Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.
The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In April, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives, the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.