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Egypt reports highest daily rise in coronavirus infections and fatalities

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Jun 2020
A man who is in a contact with people who have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wears a protective face mask as he receives free medicine provided by the Ministry of Health, at a medical centre Cairo, Egypt June 3, 2020. Picture taken June 3, 2020. REUTERS
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Egypt reported on Monday 1,691 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 46,289, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 97 fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,672.

The number of fatalities rose by 6 up from 91 on Sunday, while the 1,691 new infections surpasses the previous single day highest toll of 1,677 reported on Saturday.

The health ministry added that 398 patients fully recovered and were discharged from isolation hospitals and quarantine facilities. The total number of recoveries from the highly contagious virus now stands at 12,329.

The number of patients whose PCR test results have turned from positive to negative, including complete recoveries, has now reached 13,732, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.

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