Seventeen patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Senafe (14), Mai Mine (1)), Tsorona (1); and Enda-Giorghis (1) in the Southern Region.
All the patients are nationals who returned from Ethiopia recently.
Although the movement of people from one country to another remains banned in the region as a whole, the return of our nationals from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Yemen through irregular routes continues to-date to reach 17,490 so far.
On the other hand, five patients who were receiving medical treatment in hospitals in the Southern and Southern Red Sea Regions have recovered fully and have been released from these facilities.
The total number of recovered patients to-date accordingly stands at 358.
The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has risen to 398.
Ministry of Health
3 October 2020