Egypt reports 1,348 new coronavirus cases, 40 deaths

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 07:56 GMT

Health Minister Hala Zayed checks precautionary measures as she receives Egyptians who returned from China’s city of Wuhan – Courtesy of the Health Ministry

Health Minister Hala Zayed checks precautionary measures as she receives Egyptians who returned from China’s city of Wuhan – Courtesy of the Health Ministry

CAIRO, 5 June 2020: Egypt recorded 1,348 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Friday, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 31,115.

The Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed added in his daily briefing that 40 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,166.

As many as 402 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 8,158 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 9,216, he added




Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed announced earlier on Friday, that the convalescent plasma transfusion experiment for patients with critical coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms has shown successful results.

The plasma of some people who recovered from coronavirus has been injected into some patients who have shown critical symptoms, Zayed said, adding that plasma has also been provided to two hospitals.

The experiment to inject convalescent plasma has contributed to reducing the need for ventilators and increasing the number of recoveries, Zayed said.

She called on recovered people to donate plasma after 14 days from recovery, by visiting one of five blood donation centers allocated for such purpose, including one in Giza, in Greater Cairo and four in Alexandria and Tanta, in the northern part of the country, and Minya and Luxor in Upper Egypt.

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