Egypt records 703 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths



Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 11:25 GMT


Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 11:25 GMT


CAIRO – 2 April 2021: Egypt’s Health Ministry said Friday that 703 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 203,546.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 43 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 12,084 .

As many as 432 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 155,448 so far, the spokesman said.

Megahed said Thursday, that 25,000 citizens have received the coronavirus vaccine, as part of the country’s vaccination campaign that has kicked off in January.

He added that Thursday had the largest turnout in terms of vaccination, adding that the ministry seeks to increase the vaccination centers due to the large turnout by citizens and health workers.

Egypt so far has 139 coronavirus vaccination centers nationwide, Megahed said.

Egypt received on Thursday early morning 845,400 AstraZeneca vaccine doses through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), the Health Ministry announced.

This comes as part of 40 million doses set to reach Egypt in succession through COVAX, co-led by the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January, starting with the medical teams at quarantine hospitals, for being on top of priority groups in terms of vaccination.

It has also started vaccination people suffering from chronic diseases and the elderly.




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