A COVID-19 test center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 14, 2021. /Getty Images
The number of COVID-19 infections in Ethiopia surpassed the 400,000 mark on Tuesday even as the country continues its fight against the pandemic.
The country's health ministry reported 1,864 new cases from 6,262 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total number of infections to 400,560.
The East African country is only the fourth country in Africa to surpass the 400,000 mark after South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.
Ethiopia also registered six new deaths, bringing its total number of virus-related fatalities to 6,904.
The country has rolled out a nationwide vaccination drive against the virus in efforts to contain further spread.
So far, 10,869,696 doses of vaccine have been administered.
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