An Iranian woman wears protective mask to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as she walks at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
CAIRO - 29 May 2020: Egypt recorded 1,289 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Friday, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 22,082.
Health Ministry’s Spokesman Khaled Megahed added in his daily briefing that 34 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 879.
As many as 152 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 5,511 so far, the spokesman said.
Also, the number of coronavirus patients who had now been retested for the virus and had received negative results has reached 6,237, he added.
Earlier on Friday, The Egyptian Teachers Syndicate announced the death of another two teachers after they were infected with the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of COVID-19 deaths to seven.
On Thursday, Head of the Press Syndicate Diaa Rashwan said nine members of the syndicate have tested positive for the virus since March 24th, and two others died.
Four members have recovered from the novel virus, including a case that had been quarantined at home, Rashwan said.
The remaining three members are being treated now, including one who receives treatment at home, while others are being treated at specialized hospitals.