Egypt records 642 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths



Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 12:17 GMT


Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 12:17 GMT

CAIRO – 19 March 2021: Egypt’s Health Ministry announced Thursday recording 642 new coronavirus cases, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak to 193,482.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 41 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 11,472.

As many as 399 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 148,823 so far, the spokesman said.

Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January, starting with the medical teams at quarantine hospitals, for being on top of priority groups in terms of vaccination.

The ministry then launched a website in order for citizens over 18 years old to register to receive the vaccine. The website is available in Arabic and English.

The campaign already started to vaccinate the elderly and people suffering from chronic diseases.

Zayed, during Wednesday’s meeting, said it is expected that 500,000 citizens in total register at the website by the end of this month.




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