The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia report shows that the number of weekly deaths has doubled during last week ended Sunday January 2, 2022 compared to the previous week ended December 26, 2021.
The number of deaths the country reported last week has increased to 60 from 32 the previous week.
Out of the total 79, 039 tested last week ended January 2, 2022, the Ministry has found 27,960 COVID-19 positive and reported 60 deaths.
While the previous week from December 20 to December 26, 2021, the total number of COVID-19 deaths the country reported was 32. Out of the total of 77,083 people tested during the week ended December 26, 2021, a total of 22,321 people were found COVID-19 positive.
Over the past few weeks, the number of COVID-19 infected people in Ethiopia from those tested has also been showing increment jumping to 35 percent on average for the last week.
In its daily COVID-19 related report the Ministry indicated that out of 6,176 tested in 24 hours 2,140 are found positive. Out them 442 are in severe condition, according to the January 3, 2021 report of the Ministry.
Up to January 3, 2022, out of the total of 428,796 people found COVID-19 positive, a total of 6969 people in Ethiopia have lost their lives because of COVID-19. So far Ethiopia has also conducted COVID-19 laboratory tests for a total of 4,137783 people and vaccinated 9,357,253.