Egypt reports 627 new Coronavirus cases, 50 deaths on Monday

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Jul 2020

Two Egyptians wearing face masks walk along a street before curfew in Shubra El Kheima, Al Qalyubia Governorate, north of Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Egypt recorded 627 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total infection tally to 88,402 since the outbreak began in February.

The health ministry also reported 50 new deaths, raisnig the the country's death toll from the virus to 4,352.

The statement said that 544 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 28,924.

Despite the reopening of the country late last month, the daily figure has stabilised for more than a week now and the country's record of daily coronavirus cases -- 1,774 infections recorded on 19 June -- has been kept unbroken to date.

The first coronavirus fatality announced in Egypt was on 8 March, with the highest single-day death toll to date recorded on 15 May, with 97 fatalities.

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