Egypt's Health Ministry examines 1.5M suspected cases of coronavirus

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Mon, 20 Apr 2020 - 03:29 GMT

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CAIRO - 20 April 2020: The Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday that fever and chest hospitals have provided medical and treatment services to more than 1.5 million citizens, whether infected or suspected cases of the emerging coronavirus, since the virus appeared in Egypt and until now for free.

In a statement issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday, April 19, the minister reiterated that the armed forces' support encouraged the medical staff to fulfill their duties to the fullest.

The Ministry of Health announced, Sunday recording 112 new coronavirus cases, and 15 deaths.

According to Health Ministry spokesman KhaledMegahed, the new cases raise Egypt’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 3144 and deaths to 239.He added that the number of coronavirus cases whose tests turned from positive to negative increased to 1001, including 732 people who recovered from the virus.

"All positive cases are placed under quarantine at isolation hospitals," the spokesman said.

He added that 31 of those infected with coronavirus were discharged from hospitals after receiving the necessary medical care. The total number of recoveries so far has reached 732.

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