Egypt detected 230 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total infection tally to 98,727 since the outbreak mid-February, the health ministry announced.
The ministry also reported 23 new deaths, bringing the total deaths from the virus to 5,399.
The ministry said that 818 patients were discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 72,120.
Egypt has witnessed a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases since Monday, reversing a low of 89 infections on 22 August, the lowest daily infection toll since early April.
The surge comes as the government repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.