Egypt reports 822 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths on Tuesday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Dec 2021

Egypt reported 822 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday in a noticeable decline bringing the total infection tally officially to 370,819 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

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A prong extending from a remote-controlled robot prototype enters the nose of a volunteer to extract a nasal swab sample, as part of a self-funded project to assist physicians in running tests on suspected COVID-19 coronavirus patients in a bid to limit human exposure to disease-carriers, at a private hospital in Egypt s Nile delta city of Tanta, on March 20, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

The Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement reported 51 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 21,155.

The statement added that 903 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 308,829.

On Monday, Egypt signed a procurement agreement with AstraZeneca for the first FDA-authorized coronavirus antibody Evusheld. 

Egypt is the second country in the Middle East, and one of the first in the world to acquire Evusheld for immunocompromised patients.

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