Covid-19 in Egypt: Cairo has highest count, N. Sinai is clear

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Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 06:35 GMT

FILE – A view from Cairo Tower – Wikimedia Commons/ Raduasandei

FILE – A view from Cairo Tower – Wikimedia Commons/ Raduasandei

CAIRO – 3 April 2020: As Egypt has recorded 865 coronavirus cases, according to official reports on Thursday, the capital Cairo has been on top of the list, with 175 confirmed cases until April 2nd, the Health Ministry said.

North Sinai, in northeastern Egypt, has been the only Egyptian governorate to be clear of any cases, according to the figures published by the ministry for the northeastern African country’s 27 governorates.

The figures are as follows:
1- Cairo: 175
2- Alexandria: 105
3- Damietta: 98
4- Aswan: 75
5- Red Sea: 61
6- Giza: 47
7- Luxor: 44
8- Minya: 34
9- Dakahlia: 32
10- Menoufia: 32
11- Beni Suef: 31
12- Qalyubia: 27
13- Port Said: 26
14- Gharbia: 19
15- Assiut: 17
16- Qena: 14
17- Beheira: 10
18- Kafr El-Sheikh: 6
19- Ismailia: 4
20- South Sinai: 4
21- Fayoum: 2
22- Sohag: 2
23- Suez: 2
24- Matrouh: 1
25- New Valley: 1
26- Sharqia: 1
27- North Sinai: 0

According to the figures, the foreign infected cases make 65 out of the 865 confirmed cases, including 17 French nationals, 17 Italians, 9 Germans, 8 Americans, 2 Indians, 2 Russians, and 1 from each of China, Switzerland, UK, Morocco, Jordan, Malaysia, Canada, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Libya.

The Egyptian Health Ministry on Thursday has reported new 86 coronavirus cases, raising the total number of cases in the northeastern African country to 865. The total death toll reached 58, after the ministry confirmed six new deaths.

On the other hand, the ministry said the results of 282 cases turned to negative, including 201 who totally recovered.

In a press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said the Health Ministry has provided 1,000 fully equipped vehicles serving as mobile clinics, to test citizens nationwide for the novel virus.

The figures of people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt may increase during the next week, Madbouli noted, but they will still be within the middle safe range, as long as this increase is gradual.

He urged citizens inhabiting densely populated governorates to show further commitment to the preventive measures against the spread of the deadly virus.

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