Egypt records 1152 COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths


Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 08:05 GMT

People wearing face masks due to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 in Japan - Reuters

People wearing face masks due to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 in Japan - Reuters

CAIRO – 4 June 2020: Egypt recorded 1.152 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Thursday, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 29767.

Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 38 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1126.

As many as 406 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 7756 so far, the spokesman said.

The number of coronavirus patients who had now been retested for the virus and received negative results has reached 8793, he added.

Earlier Thursday, Egypt announced that its about to use the anti-viral drug, Remdesivir (GS-5734), as part of its medical protocol to treat coronavirus patients, a health official said, adding that Hydroxychloroquine will continue to be included.

Remdesivir was developed by the American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences and has shown some good indications in coronavirus treatment.

The Health Ministry’s scientific committee to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) has affirmed that Hydroxychloroquine shows good results with the coronavirus patients in Egypt and shows no harm, Hossam Hosny, head of the committee told dmc said. He, however, warned against taking any medication without medical advice.

Hosny also called on those who have recently recovered from the novel virus to donate blood, a month after Egypt had announced starting treating coronavirus patients using plasma.

Health Minister Hala Zayed earlier said Egypt has the required experience in the convalescent plasma therapy and that the ministry is working hard through scientific research to find treatment for coronavirus patients.



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