File photo: A medical staff member in protective gear checks temperatures at Cairo University during the coronavirus outbreak, Cairo, Egypt, March 15, 2020. - REUTERS
The ministry also reported 48 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 18,333
The statement added that 755 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 274,762
Earlier Monday, Egypt received the third batch of 1,058,400 shots of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (Janssen) through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust in cooperation with the African Export-Import Bank, the Ministry of Health said.
Egypt received the first and second batches of 261,000 and 525,600 doses, respectively, of the US vaccine in August.
Egypt contracted with the African Export-Import Bank in May to import 20 million Johnson & Johnson doses, which are currently designated by the ministry for travellers.