Egypt’s daily COVID cases below 1,000 on Monday for first time since mid-January

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Mar 2022

Daily coronavirus cases recorded in Egypt fell below 1,000 for the first time since 13 January, with the country reporting 923 new cases on Monday.


This brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 491,892 according to the daily update of the country's Ministry of Health and Population.

The ministry also recorded 25 coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,222.

The ministry added that 1,008 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 422,223.

Egypt recently achieved the highest recovery rates at isolation hospitals, which exceeded 85 percent on Sunday, Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said.

On Monday, Tag El-Din said that Egypt has passed the “difficult phase” of the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt plans to vaccinate 70 percent of citizens in two months, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, the acting health minister, told media on Monday.

Egypt has fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of the target groups of citizens aged above 18 years of age and has administered first vaccine shots to 65 percent of them, Abdel-Ghaffar added.

More than 30.5 million citizens have been fully vaccinated to date, and over 40.7 million citizens have received their first dose, according to the ministry figures.

Moreover, over 1.2 million citizens have received their booster shots.

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