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Egypt reports 1,021 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths on Thursday

Minister of Health Hala Zayed stated on Wednesday that Egypt is currently witnessing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

Ahram Online , Friday 25 Dec 2020
Egypt
File Photo: A man wearing a mask in downtown Cairo while others wait in front of the health ministry's Central Laboratories to get tested for COVID-19 (Photo: AFP)
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Egypt reported 1,021 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally to 128,993 since the outbreak began in February.

This is the first time Egypt crosses the 1013 cases per day record since 12 August 2020.

The health ministry also reported 51 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 7260.

The statement said that 513 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 108,474.

A second wave

Minister of Health Hala Zayed stated on Wednesday that Egypt is currently witnessing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

"This week, the 51st week since the discovery of coronavirus in Egypt, witnessed a leap in the numbers of daily recorded coronavirus cases and fatalities," she said.

Zayed added that there are currently 363 hospitals ready to receive patients and 200 extra ventilators available to face the increase in cases.

The minister requested that citizens head to the nearest hospitals in the event that they are infected and not to specific hospitals in order not to cause over crowdedness in those hospitals.

A list of coronavirus isolation designated hospitals is going to be released in each governorate, she said.

Earlier this week, the ministry of health announced that 30 hospitals in Cairo were designated as isolation ready.

Zayed also added that Cairo, Alexandria, Qalioubiya, and Giza are the governorates with the greatest number of cases

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