Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 10:11 GMT
Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters)
CAIRO - 16 January 2020: The Health Ministry reported in a statement on Friday that 879 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 154,620.
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 8,473.
As many as 720 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 121,792 so far, the spokesman said.