Egypt reported 653 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total infection tally officially to 296,929 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said the Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement on Sunday.
The ministry also reported 19 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16,970.
The statement added that 511 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 250,304 .
Earlier Sunday , the Ministry announced that Egypt received A shipment of 546,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by France via COVAX initiative.
Doses of the Pfizer vaccine are scheduled to arrive in Egypt in the upcoming days.
Since the vaccination campaign started earlier this year, more than 13 million citizens have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Egypt.