Egypt detects 167 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths

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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 11:10 GMT

FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Kuwait, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Kuwait, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee/File Photo

CAIRO - 27 October 2020: Egypt's Health Ministry said on Monday that 167 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak in Egypt to 106,707.



In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 12 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,211.



As many as 78 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 98,981 so far, the spokesman said.

 

Egypt recorded a 92.3 percent recovery rate of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) with 98,903 recovered cases in the isolation hospitals nationwide, according to the latest data of the Egyptian Health Ministry on 26 October.

 

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.

 

 

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