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Egypt records 436 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing total to 9400

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 May 2020
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A man wearing a protective face mask rides a motorbike in Cairo, amidst concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Egypt, May 4, 2020. REUTERS
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Egypt reported on Sunday 436 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 9400, the health ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also reported 11 fatalities on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths to 525.

The health ministry added that 73 patients have fully recovered and were discharged from isolation hospitals and quarantine facilities. The total number of recoveries from the highly contagious virus now stands at 2075.

The number of patients whose PCR test results have turned from positive to negative, including complete recoveries, has now reached 2556, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.

Megahed added that all the positive cases are currently being treated in isolation hospitals and in quarantine facilities.

Awad Tag El-Din, a health adviser to Egypt's president, said on Saturday that Egypt now has 17 operational quarantine hospitals, and they have not reached full capacity yet.

The health ministry said earlier this month that it is preparing 34 fever and pulmonology hospitals to receive coronavirus patients in case of a bigger outbreak.

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