Egypt reports 879 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths on Saturday

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Dec 2021

Egypt reported 879 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 368,335 since the outbreak began in February 2020.


The Egyptian Ministry of Health in its daily coronavirus update statement reported 49 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 21,015.

The statement added that 454 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 306,106.

Egypt, currently suffering from a fourth coronavirus wave, has administered about 48 million coronavirus vaccine doses to citizens, according to Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar last week.

More than 50 million vaccine doses that are still available for use.

Egypt has also vaccinated around half a million children aged 12 to 15 years old against coronavirus as part of its campaign. Health officials have affirmed that the vaccination of children is optional.

Starting this month, Egypt is barring unvaccinated people from entering government institutions, and starting last month, unvaccinated state employees are no longer allowed into their workplaces without presenting negative PCR tests. 

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