Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 10:19 GMT
Iranian family wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as they stand at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
CAIRO - 21 September 2020: The Health Ministry said Monday that 126 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 102,141.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 17 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 5,787.
As many as 800 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 90,332 so far, the spokesman said.
Egypt had witnessed a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in the past few weeks, reversing a low of 89 on August 22, the lowest daily infection toll since early April.
The slight rise in cases comes the government repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.
Egypt has so far reported 102,015 coronavirus cases, including 5,770 deaths since the outbreak of the coronavirus in mid-February.