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Ethiopia registers 1,575 new COVID-19 cases

22 Sep 2021, 18:18 GMT+10

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia registered 1,575 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 335,273 as of Tuesday evening, the country's health ministry said.

Meanwhile, the ministry also reported 43 new deaths and 1,804 more recoveries, bringing the national counts to 5,207 and 303,589 respectively.

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation, has so far reported the highest COVID-19 caseload in the East Africa region.

According to the ministry, Ethiopia currently has 26,475 active cases, 835 of them under severe health conditions.

Amid the national push for vaccination, the East African country has so far administered a total of 3,225,168 vaccine doses, according to the ministry.

Ethiopia is among the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in Africa, following South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.

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