Egypt reports 861 new coronavirus infections, 41 deaths on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Oct 2021

Egypt reported 861 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 314,977 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

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FILE PHOTO: Students walk past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020. REUTERS

The ministry also reported 41 new coronavirus related deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 17,806.

The statement added that 899 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 265,663.

Egypt has administered more than 23.3 million COVID-19 vaccine shots out of over 60 million doses delivered to the country so far, Health Minister Hala Zayed told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.                                      

Over 8.2 million people have been fully vaccinated with the two recommended jabs. 

Zayed explained that the total administered doses include 15.1 million initial doses and 8.2 million second doses since the start of the country's vaccination campaign earlier this year.

As the country seeks to ramp vaccinations, Zayed said the health ministry is planning to increase the number of the vaccination centres from 1,100 to 2,002 by installing new camps at all public hospitals nationwide.

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