ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Sunday evening reported 524 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, taking the national count to 128,316.
The ministry also said the COVID-19 death toll stood at 1,994, including nine new fatalities recorded over the same period.
With 79 more recoveries registered, the total number came to 113,374, said the ministry.
Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation with over 100 million people, has the most COVID-19 cases in the East African region.
Ethiopia is the fifth most COVID-19 affected country in the African continent, after South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.