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Egypt reports 1226 new coronavirus cases, 56 deaths on Sunday

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

Ahram Online , Monday 28 Dec 2020
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Egypt reported 1226 new coronavirus cases on Sunday bringing the total infection tally to 132,541 since the outbreak began in February.

This is the fourth consecutive day for the country's health ministry to register daily infections toll more than 1000 daily cases.

This is also the highest daily infection toll in almost five months.

The health ministry also reported 53 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 7405.

The statement said that 553 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 110,015.  

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 as well as 200 extra ventilators available to face the increase in cases.

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.

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