Egypt reports 948 new coronavirus cases, 57 deaths on Saturday

Ahram Online , Sunday 31 Oct 2021

Egypt reported 948 new coronavirus cases on Saturday bringing the total infection tally officially to 330,084 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

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The ministry said that 57 new deaths related to COVID-19 complications were recorded in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 18,592.

The statement added that 390 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries 277,623.

Cairo International Airport received on Saturday more than 3.6 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine from the US, the fourth and largest shipment of this vaccine to reach the country since late September.

This ups the total number of doses of the American-German vaccine the country has received to more than 8.2 million.

The country has so far vaccinated between 23-24 million people against Covid-19, Presidential Adviser Awad Tag El-Din told media on Tuesday.

Egypt aims to vaccine 40 million citizens by the end of the year, allocating almost 2,000 vaccination centres nationwide, according to Aysam Salah, advisor to health minister for information technology.

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