Egypt's COVID-19 recovery rate hikes to 32.9%: Health Min.



Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:41 GMT


Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:41 GMT

CAIRO – 22 July 2020: Statistics for the Ministry of Health and Population revealed, Wednesday that the recovery rates for people infected with coronavirus in quarantine hospitals have risen to 32.9 percent for the first time since the beginning of the crisis.

The Statistics also explained that the spread of the novel virus increases in closed places at rates much higher than in open ones, by up to 75 percent in closed places compared to 12.5 percent in open places.

Health Minister Hala Zayed said Tuesday that All COVID-19 patients in Egypt’s Red Sea and South Sinai governorates were discharged from hospitals, as no new cases were recorded in the two governorates since then.

She added in statements, Tuesday that since recording Egypt’s first case with COVID-19 last February, two of Egypt’s governorates records zero new cases with the novel virus.

Egypt’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said Monday that Egypt is expected to be the African hub for manufacturing China’s vaccine for Covid-19 shortly after proven effective against the pandemic.

He added in statements to extra news channel, that both of Egypt and China have agreed that Egypt will become the African manufacturing hub. The vaccine will be produced by the government affiliated company, VACSERA, according to a statement issued by the Ministry.





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