Egypt’s COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 74.4%



Mon, 10 May 2021 - 04:14 GMT


Mon, 10 May 2021 - 04:14 GMT

CAIRO – 10 May 2021: The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals has reached 74.4 percent, after the number of people recovering from the virus increased to 176763 cases, according to the Ministry of Health's statement.

The Ministry of Health and Population said that according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization issued on May 27, 2020, the disappearance of symptoms for 10 days after infection is an indication of the patient's recovery from the Corona virus.

The ministry stated that the total number of infections that was registered in Egypt thus far is 237410 cases, including 176763cases that have been cured, and 13904 deaths

1.7 million doses shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine expected to arrive Egypt, Monday through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), the Health Ministry announced.

 Minister of Health Hala Zayed, affirmed that Coronavirus vaccines are ‘safe and effective’, as Egypt will be receiving more batches of the vaccine during the current month.

Earlier in April, Egypt received 845,400 AstraZeneca vaccine doses as part of COVAX.

The shipment came 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.

Egypt late in January received its first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, consisting of 50,000 doses, from India, the country has so far also obtained 650,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine,

AstraZeneca says its vaccine has proven 76 percent efficacy against symptomatic coronavirus and 100 percent efficacy against severe or critical symptoms.




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