A worshiper has his temperature checked as he arrives to attend a Palm Sunday mass, after using an application to book the attendance of prayers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in a church in Cairo, Egypt April 25, 2021. REUTERS
The ministry also reported 43 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 18,285.
The statement added that 853 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 274,007.
Egypt received on Friday the third shipment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine comprising 1.4 million doses donated by the United States, bringing the total to 4.6 million.
The country's vaccination campaign currently uses various types of imported vaccines, including Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer, in addition to its locally-made Sinovac/VACSERA.
Egypt aims to vaccinate 40 million citizens by the end of the year, allocating around 1,100 vaccination centres nationwide.
So far, Egypt has vaccinated around 22 million people against coronavirus and has administered 30 million doses since the beginning of its nationwide vaccination campaign early this year, presidential advisor for health affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din told media on Friday.