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Ethiopia reports 795 new COVID-19 cases

16 Oct 2021, 18:18 GMT+10

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has registered 795 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 358,345 as of Friday evening, the country's health ministry said.

The ministry reported 28 new COVID-19 deaths and 870 more recoveries during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 6,169 and the total recoveries to 328,121.

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation, has so far reported the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the East Africa region.

Amid the national push for vaccination, the East African country has so far administered a total of 3,976,651 COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to the ministry.

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

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