The Ethiopian government confirmed this Friday that the country has registered over 900 cases of coronavirus for the first time in a day, a new high amidst a sharp rise in infections in the African country.
Ethiopian Minister of Health Lia Tadesse has posted the new account balance on her Twitter account, which includes 915 cases and 11 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number is 17,530 and 274 respectively.
It was also reported that 187 people were released on the last day, which has increased the total number of people who have passed COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, to 6,950 since the pandemic started.
Data for this Friday marks a new all-time high for infections after Thursday’s 805, while Wednesday was the day that Ethiopia recorded its maximum coronavirus mortality rate with 16 deaths.
The Ethiopian executive, which announced in early June that it would send volunteers to areas of the country to join the efforts of the authorities and work together to monitor contacts, has confirmed an increase in infections in recent weeks.