Egypt reports 1,078 new coronavirus cases, 62 fatalities in 24 hours

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Tue, 04 May 2021 - 11:06 GMT

An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York, U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York, U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

CAIRO - 4 May 2020: The Health Ministry said late Monday that 1,078 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 230,713.


In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 62 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 13,531

As many as 432 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 172,774 so far, the spokesman said.

No cases of the Indian Covid-19 variant have so far been detected in Egypt, the presidential health advisor affirmed Monday.

Mohamed Awad Tag elDin, in a telephone conversation with Extra News channel, said the Indian variant has been recorded in 17 world countries.

He touched upon exceptional and precautionary measures taken, particular at airports, to avoid any possible spread of the Indian variant in Egypt.

"We're currently in the third wave of the coronavirus," Tag elDin said, acknowledging an increase in the number of infections compared with previous weeks and the same period last year.

Egypt acts to secure as much vaccine as possible, he assured, pointing to a rise in Covid-related deaths.

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