Egypt reports 1021 new coronavirus cases, 61 fatalities in 24 hours

SourceEgypt Today

An image depicting President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is seen on a bottle of sanitiser before a news conference announcing details of vaccination campaign against coronavirus disease outbreak, in Cairo 2020. REUTERS

CAIRO – 1 May 2020: The Health Ministry said late Friday that 1,021 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 227,552.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 61 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 13,339.

As many as 765 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 170,773 so far, the spokesman said.

 Medical centers that provide anti-coronavirus vaccines in Egypt will operate during the state’s official five-day holiday, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Health in a statement on Friday.


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