Egypt reports 170 new coronavirus cases, 11 fatalities

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Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 09:54 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Test Kit- U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Test Kit- U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio

CAIRO - 28 October 2020: Egypt's Health Ministry said Tuesday that 170 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 106,877.


In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 11 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,222.


As many as 103 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 99,084 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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