Egypt reports 854 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Thursday 30 Dec 2021

Egypt reported 854 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday bringing the total infection tally recorded to 383,857 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

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File Photo: A man wearing a protective face mask amid the coronavirus disease pandemic walks in Cairo, Egypt November 23, 2020. REUTERS

Egypt’s Health Ministry of Health and Population said in its daily coronavirus statement that 28 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 21,695.

The statement added that 769 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 319,225.

Egypt announced on Wednesday that it has administered slightly more than 21 million second coronavirus vaccine shots since the country started its vaccination campaign early this year.

This means that Egypt has fully vaccinated slightly over 20 percent of its 102.8 million population, falling short of the World Health Organisation’s global target for countries to fully vaccinate 40 percent of their populations by the end of 2021.

Egypt has so far imported over 119 million COVID-19 vaccines, acting Health Hinister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said, noting that around 64.3 million doses are still available.

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