Egypt reports 761 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths on Saturday

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Oct 2021

Egypt reported 761new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total infection tally to 306,030 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said the health ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

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A man receives a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at one of the youth centres in Egypt where citizens can get the vaccines without prior registration, in an effort to boost the country s vaccination drive, in Cairo, Egypt, September 27, 2021. REUTERS

The ministry also reported 32 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total death toll to 17,399.

The statement added that 544 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 258,252.

Egypt has received 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from the US and 100,800 doses of AstraZeneca donated by the Polish government last week, according to the health ministry.

The received Pfizer doses are the first of five shipments of the Pfizer vaccine totalling 5 million doses that Egypt is to receive from the US, the ministry said.

Prior to the Pfizer shipment, Egypt had already obtained more than 40 million vaccine doses.

Until 27 September, the country had administered a total of 16,223,309 vaccine doses nationwide, according to the WHO.

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