Men wearing protective masks at a metro station in Cairo. File/Reuters
The ministry also recorded 61 COVID-19 linked fatalities, bringing the total tally of deaths to 23,233.
The statement added that the total number of recoveries is 384,158 after 2,121 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.
Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, the acting health minister, told the weekly cabinet meeting on Thursday that Egypt has so far administered a total of 1.8 million coronavirus vaccine doses to children aged 15-18, and 284,200 to children aged 12-15.
Egypt has administered a total of around 38.5 million first vaccine doses and 29 million second doses since the start of the mass vaccination campaign in January of 2021, according to the health ministry’s daily statistics.
As many as 695,669 booster shots have been administered in recent weeks as well.