Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 10:58 GMT
An image depicting President Sisi is seen on bottle of sanitiser before news conference announcing details of vaccination campaign against coronavirus disease outbreak, in Cairo, December 2020. REUTERS
The Health Ministry said Sunday that 890 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 156,397.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 56 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,583.
As many as 702 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 122,993 so far, the spokesman said.