FILE - Egyptian doctor Ahmed al-Lawah FILE - Egyptian doctor Ahmed al-Lawah

1st Egyptian doctor dies of COVID-19

Mon, Mar. 30, 2020
CAIRO – 30 March 2020: A doctor called Ahmed al-Lawah died of coronavirus (COVID-19), Monday according to Egypt’s ministry of Health.

Lawah, 57 years old, considers to be first Egyptian doctor who dies of COVID-19 infection according to the ministry. Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said in statement that Lawah’s health condition was relatively stable; however, he witnessed sudden deterioration on Sunday.

On March 28, The Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate announced that veterinarian Mohamed Negm passed away in Saudi Arabia because of COVID-19 infection after he had entered the intensive care unit (ICU).

The Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate announced the news saying he graduated from Zagazig University in 2012. Negm was the third Egyptian expat to die of COVID-19 abroad as two men passed away in Italy earlier this month.

Also, on March 25, head of the Egyptian Nursing Syndicate said that nineteen nurses from different hospitals in Egypt contracted the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The hospitals include the Imbaba Fevers Hospital in Giza, Kawthar Mahmoud said, in an interview with Al-Tase’a on the state-run Al-Oula TV (Channel 1).

On Sunday, Egypt recorded 33 new cases of Covid-19 and 4 deaths of the viral virus according to The Egyptian Ministry of Health. All the new cases are Egyptians who have contracted the virus from cases that were recorded before as part of the ministry’s measures to face the novel virus.

The total number of the cases recorded in Egypt is 609, 132 of them recovered and left the quarantine hospital, and 40 died.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Khaled Megahed, said that the number of cases who their results changed from positive to negative for Covid-19 jumped to 182 cases.
 
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