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Egypt detects 224 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths on Friday

Egypt has urged caution in anticipation of any spike leading to a second wave, especially with the resurgence in cases of the coronavirus and lockdowns in many European countries

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Nov 2020
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A file photo of Egyptians wearing protective face masks, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before iftar, or breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo, Egypt May 21, 2020. REUTERS
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Egypt detected 224 new coronavirus cases on Friday, reporting a total tally of 110,319 cases since the outbreak began in mid-February.

The health ministry also reported 12 new deaths, bringing the total deaths from the virus to 6,429.

The statement said that 87 patients had been discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 100,847.

The rise in daily toll comes as reports indicate a rise in coronavirus cases nationwide, as the general public have been showing a relaxed enforcement of the preventive measures since a drop in coronavirus cases has been recorded in the past months.

Egypt has urged caution in anticipation of any spike leading to a second wave, especially with the resurgence in cases of the coronavirus and lockdowns in many European countries, particularly with the advent of autumn.

However, Egypt said it will not reinstate a full or partial lockdown if coronavirus infections surge once more.

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