Egypt reports daily average of 625 coronavirus cases, 8 deaths over past week

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Mar 2022

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population said on Friday that over the past week (19-25 March), the country recorded a daily average of 625 new cases and eight deaths.

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File Photo: Men wearing protective face masks walk in downtown Cairo, amidst concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease, Egypt, taken on May 2, 2020. REUTERS.

The total number of recoveries since the outbreak in February 2020 increased to 430,506 after a daily average of 766 people were discharged from hospitals nationwide over the past seven days.

More than 32 million citizens have been fully vaccinated to date, over 43 million citizens have received their first dose and over 1.9 million citizens have received their booster shots, according to the ministry's figures.

The ministry made the announcement in its second weekly update on the pandemic situation nationwide.

Last week, Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced that COVID-19 related deaths in Egypt declined by 48 percent while the percentage of hospitalisation, as well as occupancy rates at ICUs, also declined by 50 percent from 14 to 21 March compared to the previous week.

Two weeks ago, the health ministry announced that they would start issuing weekly, instead of daily, reports on the number of coronavirus infections and deaths, as the fifth wave of the pandemic gradually subsides.

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