Egypt reports 811 new coronavirus cases, 36 deaths on Friday

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Dec 2021

Egypt reported 811 new coronavirus cases on Friday bringing the total infection tally officially to 379,654 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

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Coronavirus Egypt. AFP

Egypt’s Health Ministry said in its daily coronavirus statement that 36 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 21,546.

The statement added that 902 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 379,654.

On Thursday, Egypt witnessed a significant drop in coronavirus-related deaths. According to the health ministry counts, 10 deaths were reported on the day, the lowest in the country in more than three months.

This comes as the fourth coronavirus wave has not reached its peak in Egypt yet, according to presidential adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din.

Since the beginning of its vaccination campaign in January, Egypt has administered 53.8 million coronavirus jabs with 20 million citizens being fully immunised, the health ministry said on Thursday.

An average of 350,000 doses is administered daily, the ministry noted.

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