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Egypt reports 1,409 new coronavirus cases, 56 deaths on Friday

The statement said that 721 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 112,826

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Jan 2021
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Two Egyptians wearing face masks amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) walk in front of the Sayyida Zainab Mosque near markets that sell traditional lanterns in Cairo, Egypt, April 12, 2020 (photo: Reuters)
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Egypt reported 1,409 new coronavirus cases on Friday bringing the total infection tally to 139,471 since the outbreak began in February.

The health ministry also reported 56 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 7,687.

The statement said that 721 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 112,826.

Egypt, which is currently facing the second wave of the pandemic, has been recently witnessing a rebound of daily infections after reporting low rates over the past months.

According to Wagida Anwar, a member of the Supreme Committee for Viruses at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the number of coronavirus cases in Egypt is expected to reach its peak during the second wave in late January.

Earlier on Wednesday, the regional office of the World Health Organisation affirmed that the new strain of the coronavirus has not been reported in Egypt, state-owned news agency MENA said.

In order to curb the spread of the virus the cabinet has recently enforced a number of measures, including the imposition of an immediate EGP 50 fine for not wearing masks in public starting next Sunday.

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