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Egypt reports highest daily rise in coronavirus deaths to date with 91 fatalities

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jun 2020
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People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk in downtown Cairo, after Egypt's government made masks mandatory in public places and on public transport, in Cairo, Egypt June 11, 2020. REUTERS
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Egypt reported on Sunday the highest single-day rise in coronavirus deaths with 91 fatalities.
 
The death toll stands now at 1,575 nationwide, the country's health ministry announced.
 
Figures from the health ministry's daily bulletin showed that 1,618 new cases have been detected over the past 24 hours, down around 50 cases from Saturday, bringing the total case tally to 44,598 since the outbreak began.
 
The statement said that 402 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 11,931.
 
Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said that the number of people who have retested negative, including the 11,931recoveries, has now reached 13,332.
 
He added that the governorates of Cairo, Giza, and Qalioubiya, the three governorates over which the city of Greater Cairo is spread, have recorded the highest rate of coronavirus cases, while the governorates of the Red Sea, Matrouh and South Sinai have recorded the lowest rates.
 
Megahed appealed to all citizens to abide by the necessary preventive measures and observe social distancing, particularly in governorates with high rates of infection. 

 

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