Egypt records 189 Covid infections, 5 death, 211 recoveries



Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 09:22 GMT


Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 09:22 GMT

SARS Cov-2 under the microscope - Flickr

SARS Cov-2 under the microscope - Flickr

CAIRO – 24 August 2021: Egypt recorded Monday 189 Covid-19 infections, five deaths as well as 211 recoveries at isolation hospitals. A total of 236,075 recoveries have been registered so far.

A total of 286,541 infections have been recorded since the outbreak, 16,676 of them have died.

Hotline 105 and 15335 and Whatsapp number 01553105105 are dedicated to inquiries about Covid-19 and vaccines.

Health Minster Hala Zayed said Monday that one case of the delta-plus variant was detected in Egypt in July.

She added during a press conference that the case was for a woman with mild symptoms that did not require ant hospitalization or special medical care.

She also noted that delta-plus variant for COVID-19 was not proven to be the most severe; however, it is the fastest spreading.

Zayed also noted that all vaccines were proven to be affective against the delta-plus variant.

Zayed also said that 15 million doses of the locally manufactured Sinovac vaccine will be distributed to medical centers all over the country starting, Tuesday.

She added that this locally manufactured vaccine reduces the rate of hospitalization of the patient by 90 percent.




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