Egypt reports 179 new coronavirus cases, 13 fatalities

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 10:54 GMT

FILE - Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration – Reuters

FILE - Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration – Reuters

CAIRO – 28 October 2020: Egypt's Health Ministry said late on Wednesday that 179 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 107,209.

 

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 13 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,247.

 

A number of 99 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 99,273 so far, the spokesman said.

 

Egypt had witnessed a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in the past few days, reversing a low of 89 on August 22, the lowest daily infection toll since early April.

 

The slight rise in cases comes while the government repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.

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