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Egypt detects 158 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths on Tuesday

The government has repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.

Ahram Online , Wednesday 21 Oct 2020
Egypt
An Egyptian family looks at school uniforms in northern Cairo Shubra El Kheima district, Egypt, September 29, 2020. Reuters
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Egypt reported 158 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, reporting a total tally of 105,705 cases since the outbreak began in mid-February.

The health ministry also reported 12 new deaths, bringing the total deaths from the virus to 6,142.

The statement said that 99 patients had been discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 98,413.

Despite the drop in cases, Egyptian authorities have warned that the country has not yet emerged from the crisis despite the fall in new cases and deaths, urging strict adherence to preventive measures nationwide.

The government has repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn. 

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