Egypt detects new 878 coronavirus cases, 55 deaths

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 10:29 GMT

A worker sprays disinfectant at Hurghada International Airport in Egypt, June 18, 2020 – Reuters

A worker sprays disinfectant at Hurghada International Airport in Egypt, June 18, 2020 – Reuters

CAIRO - 18 January 2021: The Egyptian Health Ministry said that 878 new coronavirus cases were detected on Monday, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 157,275.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 55 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,638.

As many as 498 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 123,491 so far, the spokesman said.

In December, Health Minister officially announced that Egypt is facing the second wave of coronavirus.
 
The Cabinet, in response, announced further measures to curb the spread of the novel virus, including imposing an immediate fine on people not wearing face masks in closed places and public transportation. The decision came into effect on January 3.
 

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