Egypt reports 1,332 new cases of coronavirus, 87 new fatalities

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sits before iftar, or breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan in front of closed mosques and Islamic schools at El Moez Street in old Islamic Cairo, Egypt April 30, 2020. REUTERS

Egypt reported 1.332 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, giving a total tally of 58,141 infections. 

The health ministry also reported 87 new deaths, bringing the total deaths from the virus to 2,361.
The statement said that 402 patients have been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 15,535.
Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said that the number of cases who had retested negative, including those who have fully recovered, has now reached 17,022.
Earlier Tuesday, Egypt's government has decided to ease its precautionary measures in place since March starting next Saturday, allowing restaurants, cafes and sporting clubs to reopen at a reduced capacity of 25 percent in the first phase.
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