Egypt reports 2,009 coronavirus infections, 58 deaths on Sunday

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Feb 2022

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population reported 2,009 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 469,457.


The ministry also recorded 58 coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the total tally of deaths to 23,752.

The report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 400,882 after 2,121 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide in the past 24 hours.

Egypt suffered a sharp increase in coronavirus cases over the past month before the cases stabilised over the recent week. 

Cairo received on Sunday a shipment comprising over 2,158,650 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine from the US government.

The shipment was obtained via COVAX, an international initiative that seeks to ensure equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines, in cooperation with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Late in January, the US embassy in Cairo said Egypt had received more than 21 million doses of high-quality vaccines from the US.

More than 29 million citizens are fully vaccinated to date, the health ministry has announced.

The country plans to vaccinate 70 percent of its eligible population, those who are older than 12 years old, by the second half of 2022.

Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar also discussed with Chinese Ambassador in Cairo Liao Liqiang a Chinese government plan to send 60 million doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt soon.

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