Egypt reports 133 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths



Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 10:47 GMT


Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 10:47 GMT

Coronavirus - FILE

Coronavirus - FILE

CAIRO – 8 October 2020: Ministry of Health announced Wednesday 133 new positive cases contracted Coronavirus, and nine deaths.


A total of 43 patients recovered from the virus, and were discharged from the hospitals, after receiving necessary medical care, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 97,492.


Since early last month, the daily number of new cases dropped below 200, except for the last week in August, registering a record drop in daily reported cases on August 22 with only 89 new infections, the lowest daily tally since April.


However, Egyptian officials have repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn and the beginning of the academic year.


Advisor to Egyptian President for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad warned of a new wave of Coronavirus pandemic, with huge number of infections being detected.


In his TV statements, Awad stressed that Egyptians should adhere to precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus, especially maintaining social distances.


He explained that there are still coronavirus cases that require intensive care.


He further ensured that the figures announced by the Ministry of Health regarding the infections, the recovery and the death toll “are true and should not be questioned,” adding that “it is not in anyone’s interest to conceal anything related to the virus.”






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