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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 - 9 January 2020: Egypt's Health Ministry said in Friday statement that 961 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 150,753.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 52 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,249.
As many as 312 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 119,212 so far, the spokesman said.
On Saturday, Deputy health minister in Qalyubia governorate Hamdy Al-Tabbakh has died of the novel virus, the ministry said.
“Egypt has lost today one of the Health Ministry’s faithful leaders, who had served his homeland with full sincerity and dedication to work,” the ministry cited Minister Hala Zayed as saying.