WHO: Cairo, Giza have highest coronavirus counts in Egypt



Mon, 04 May 2020 - 11:53 GMT


Mon, 04 May 2020 - 11:53 GMT

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

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

CAIRO – 4 May 2020: The capital, Cairo took the lead among Egyptian governorates in terms of the number of coronavirus cases, according to data revealed by the World Health Organization, followed by Giza, one of the most densely populated governorates in the northeastern African country.

The data reveals that the Mediterranean governorate of Alexandria, one of, if not the most popular destination for Egyptian holiday makers, comes third, followed by Greater Cairo’s Qalyubia governorate, then the northern Menofia governorate, then Damietta in the northeastern part of the country.

Upper Egypt’s governorates of Luxor, Beni Suef, Aswan and Qena come in the sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth places respectively.

The northern governorate of Gharbia came at the eighth place.

Late in April, North Sinai recorded its first infection with coronavirus, and isolated the case in Bir El Abd Hospital, according to a statement by the Health Directorate in North Sinai.

Also, Matrouh governorate, in the northwestern part of the country, has shown a low rate of coronavirus infection. Matrouh has the first hospital to be designated as a quarantine hospital in Egypt.

Egypt recorded, Sunday 272 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths, which raises the total infected patients of COVID-19 to 6,465 and the total deaths to 429 according to Health Minister’s daily briefing.

Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed added that 40 patients, were discharged from the hospital after being confirmed that they are completely recovered from the viruses, this also raises the number of recovered cases to 1,562 out of 2,041 who had been retested for the virus and had received negative results.



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