File Photo: People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Reuters
The ministry also reported 38 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 21,315.
The statement added that 888 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 311,637.
On Friday, Egypt detected its first three cases of the new coronavirus highly transmissible variant Omicron in Egyptian nationals who had returned from abroad at Cairo International Airport.
The three Omicron cases were detected among Egyptians who arrived from one of the countries that reported cases of the new variant, according to health ministry.