Egypt reports 59 new coronavirus cases, 6 fatalities

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021 - 08:27 GMT

An image depicting Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is seen on a bottle of sanitiser before a news conference announcing the details of a vaccination campaign against covid-19, in Cairo 2020. REUTERS

An image depicting Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is seen on a bottle of sanitiser before a news conference announcing the details of a vaccination campaign against covid-19, in Cairo 2020. REUTERS

CAIRO – 20 July 2021: Egypt's Health Ministry announced Monday that 59 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country to 283,762.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Dr Khaled Megahed said six patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,452.

As many as 654 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 224,299 so far, the spokesman said.

Egypt successfully is past a third wave of the pandemic, reporting daily coronavirus counts that are less than 100 for the first time since October last year.

Egypt has produced a million Sinovac vaccine doses locally and has imported millions of jabs to vaccinate 40 percent of its 100 million population by the end of the year, a step that the World Health Organization has hailed.

 

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