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Egypt reports 1,399 new coronavirus cases on Monday, total deaths surpass 1,000

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Jun 2020
A woman wearing a protective mask looks on as people wait to make withdrawals outside a branch of Commercial International Bank (CIB), amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cairo, Egypt May 31, 2020 REUTERS

Egypt reported on Monday 1,399 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 26,384, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 46 fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,005.

The health ministry added that 410 patients fully recovered and were discharged from isolation hospitals and quarantine facilities. The total number of recoveries from the highly contagious virus now stands at 6,297.

The number of patients whose PCR test results have turned from positive to negative, including complete recoveries, has now reached 7,149, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday Egypt is expected to witness a surge in the number of coronavirus patients in the next two weeks.

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