Egypt reports 589 new coronavirus cases, 31 fatalities in 24 hours

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Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 10:42 GMT

Chairman of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center shows a vial of  Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the University in Szeged, Hungary, February 24, 2021. Tibor Rosta via Reuters

Chairman of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center shows a vial of Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the University in Szeged, Hungary, February 24, 2021. Tibor Rosta via Reuters

CAIRO - 19 June 2020: The Health Ministry said Friday night that 589 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 276,190.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 31 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 15,791.

As many as 899 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 204,701 so far, the spokesman said.

Egypt is planning to produce anti-Coronavirus vaccines to achieve sufficiency domestically and then export them to African countries, in cooperation with the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement.

The plan was announced during a meeting held between the Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed with head of the authority Bahaa El-Din Zidan on Thursday.

The minister also reviewed the readiness of the Head of the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA)’s factory in the 6th of October City, to produce Coronavirus vaccine (Sinovac) in Egypt, beside the company’s other factory in the Agouza area, Giza.

Egypt expected to produce the first batch of China’s Sinovac vaccine within the coming few days, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed.

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