Egypt reports average of daily coronavirus cases at 89



Sat, 23 Apr 2022 - 11:12 GMT


Sat, 23 Apr 2022 - 11:12 GMT

Russia's Coronavirus Vaccine rollout- CC via Flickr/ Marco Verch Professional Photographer

Russia's Coronavirus Vaccine rollout- CC via Flickr/ Marco Verch Professional Photographer

CAIRO – 23 April 2022: The average of the daily new coronavirus cases stood at 89 during the past week, while deaths registered 6, said the Health Ministry said Saturday.


In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the daily average of recoveries recorded 100, bringing the total number of recoveries to 444,703.


Meanwhile, the total number of vaccinated people hit 34,730,986.


On April 9, 2022, the Cairo International Airport received a shipment of 1,501,000 Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shots coming from the United States. The shipment was delivered via the COVAX Facility in cooperation with the Vaccine Alliance GAVI, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.


Earlier this month, the ministry said the rates of daily coronavirus vaccination during the holy month of Ramadan has come between 100,000 and 150,000 daily doses.


The Cabinet has announced easing coronavirus restrictions in mosques during the holy month, including lifting a two-year-ban on Ramadan charity banquets known as “Mawaid Al-Rahman” where poor people gather in streets around huge tables of cooked food.


On 14 April, Egypt’s Qena governorate has been declared free from coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak of the virus in March 2022, said the Ministry of Health and Population in a statement.


The ministry added that all the PCR samples for suspected cases or travelers in the governorate tested negative for the virus over the past 15 days.


The ministry attributed the reason to the high vaccination rates and booster doses given to citizens. He added that medical teams across the governorate’s hospitals commit to their national duty to deliver the vaccine to all citizens.


On April 6, 2022, the ministry also declared the northern Egyptian governorate of Beheira free from coronavirus cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic.


Beheira has been one of the Egyptian governorates with the highest coronavirus vaccination rates, the ministry said, quoting Hany Gemeia, deputy undersecretary of the ministry in Beheira.




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