Egypt reports 788 new coronavirus cases, 37 deaths on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Oct 2021

Egypt reported 788 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total infection tally to 309,135 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said the health ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

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File Photo: Elderly people, wearing protective face masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, wait to receive a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine at a health centre, in Qatameya, Cairo, Egypt taken on March 22, 2021. REUTERS

The ministry also reported 37 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total death toll to 17,545.

The statement added that 650 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 261,190.

The steady increase in daily cases and sometimes fatalities continues due to the pandemic's fourth wave, which started in early August.

According to Health Ministry, Egypt has inoculated over 7 million citizens with the full two-dose course against COVID-19, according to the latest official count, as the country increases efforts to reach its target of vaccinating 40 million of its eligible population by December.

Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Tuesday that more than 13 million citizens have received the first shot.

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