Egypt reports 883 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths on Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Dec 2021

Egypt reported 883 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally officially to 378,843 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

File Photo: Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees prepare to scan body temperatures of incoming travellers at Cairo International Airport. AFP

Egypt’s Health Ministry reported in its daily coronavirus statement that 10 new deaths related to Covid-19 complications were recorded officially in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 21,150.

This is the lowest death toll recorded in Egypt since mid-September 2021. 

The statement added that 542 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 314,994.

Earlier Thursday, acting health minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar stated during the cabinet meeting that Egypt has so far administered 53.8 million coronavirus jabs with 20 million citizens being fully immunised and 33.8 million others partially vaccinated.

The minister added that there are currently more than 62 million vaccine doses available for use.

Egypt has imported 116.8 million doses of the Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, according to the minister.

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