Egypt’s Health Ministry of Health and Population said in its daily coronavirus statement that 31 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 21,639.
The statement added that 546 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 317,745.
Egypt has been witnessing a fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic since early August.
However, Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din has said the fourth wave has not reached its peak yet, but he assured that the situation in Egypt is under control.
Cairo International Airport received on Saturday shipment of over 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines.
The shipment, provided by COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), included 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccines, 460,000 doses of the Moderna vaccines, and 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.