Egypt’s COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 84.3%



Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 12:32 GMT


Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 12:32 GMT

File- Staff at Luxor General Hospital celebrate the end of the quarantine- press photo

File- Staff at Luxor General Hospital celebrate the end of the quarantine- press photo

CAIRO – 25 Septemebr 2021: The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals has reached 84.3 percent, after the number of people recovering from the virus increased to 254, 471 cases, according to the Ministry of Health's statement.

The Health Ministry said Sunday night that 680 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country to 301,625.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Ministry Khaled Megahed said 38 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 17,187.

As many as 411 patients were discharged from hospitals after receiving medical care, taking the total number of recoveries to 254,471 so far, the spokesman added. 

Health Minister Hala Zayed also revealed that the ministry's blood plasma donation centers nationwide had received as many as 4,400 donors since July 14.

In mid-July, the minister announced a national project to establish blood plasma donation centers for medicine production as a part of a presidential initiative to achieve self-sufficiency in plasma derivatives.

The project seeks to ensure the availability of treatment for many chronic diseases, including liver and kidney diseases, and burns, Assistant Health Minister for Information and Community Outreach, and official spokesperson of the ministry Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

He added that the ministry had set up six plasma donation centers in five governorates, the first of which was opened in Ehab Serag El-Din Center for blood transfusion services in Giza’s Al-Agouza district.

Other plasma donation venues include the regional blood transfusion centers in Cairo’s Dar El-Salam and Abbasiya districts, Alexandria, Gharbiya and Minya, the spokesman added.

He noted that the ministry will set up 20 more centers this year.

Healthy adults over the age of 18 may donate their blood plasma if they had not donated within the last three months, Megahed pointed out.

The project, the first of its kind in the Middle East, is meant to encourage recovered coronarvirus patients to donate blood plasma after it proved to be effective in treating coronvirus cases.


The Greek government supported Egypt with 250,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine “AstraZeneca”, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Health on Friday.

The shipment arrived in Egypt in the past two days, the statement added.

In her meeting with the Greek ambassador to Egypt Nikolaos Garilidis, Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed appreciated the Greek government’s support provided.

The Greek Ambassador expressed his country's readiness to continue supporting Egypt’s health sector.

Zayed said the country has received a total of 33.657 million doses of AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik V and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Egypt also plans to release 1.926 million doses of the locally-made Sinovac vaccine between 18 to 24 September, the minister said in a Cabinet meeting.




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