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Egypt detects 351 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths on Sunday

The statement said that 98 patients have been discharged following recovery from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 101,881

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Nov 2020
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Egypt reported 351 new coronavirus cases on Sunday bringing the total infection tally to 113,027 since the outbreak began in February.

The health ministry also reported 13 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 6,548.

The statement said that 98 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 101,881.

The rise in daily toll comes as officials warn of 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 spike. 

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