Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees prepare to scan body temperatures of incoming travelers at Cairo International Airport on February 1, 2020. AFP
Egypt registered 60 fatalities on Tuesday, the highest recorded in a single day since 1 December 2021’s 63 deaths.
The statement added that the total number of recoveries is 377,600 after 3,121 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.
Egypt has administered a total of 38 million first vaccine doses and 27.5 million second doses since the start of the mass vaccination campaign in January, according to the report.
As many as 664,713 booster shots have also been administered, bringing the total number of doses given since the start of the campaign to 66.3 million.
The recent spike in infections comes amid Egypt’s continued efforts to expand its vaccination campaign and immunise 70 percent of the population by the second half of 2022.