Egypt reports 778 new coronavirus cases, 39 deaths on Tuesday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Oct 2021

Egypt reported 778 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total infection tally to 308,347 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said the health ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.


The ministry also reported 39 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total death toll to 17,508.

The statement added that 893 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 260,540.

The spike in cases and deaths rates continues for the third month due to the pandemic's fourth wave, which started in early August.

However, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Monday that Egypt is currently witnessing a stable rate of infections and deaths, with the curve expected to recede in November.

“We expect that if October passes without a spike in cases, the fourth wave will recede,” the minister added during a press conference.

Egypt has inoculated over 7 million citizens with the full two-dose course against COVID-19 while the national vaccination programmeis expanding as the country seeks to reach its target of vaccinating 40 million of its eligible population by December.

According to the latest official count, more than 13 million citizens have received the first shot, with a remarkable increase recorded in the vaccination turnout in September by nearly 18.4 percent compared to the preceding months.

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