Egypt reports 1,832 coronavirus cases, 38 deaths on Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 25 Feb 2022

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population reported 1,832 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 477,173.

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File Photo: A woman wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus outbreak walks in front of the closed Sayyida Zainab Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, taken on April 12, 2020. REUTERS

This comes as the number of daily coronavirus cases in the country, which spiked over the past two months and exceeded 2,000 cases in January, has continued to decline over the past several days.

The ministry also recorded 38 coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the total tally of deaths to 23,927.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 408,094 after 1,987 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide in the past 24 hours.

On Wednesday, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, the acting health minister, told the weekly cabinet meeting that Egypt has received more than 142 million dose of Covid-19 vaccines from December 2020 to February 2022.

Abdel-Ghaffar added that Egypt has administered 69 million doses in the mass vaccination campaign in the country so far.

More than 29.8 million citizens are fully vaccinated to date and more than 39 million citizens have received their first dose, according to recent ministry figures.

Over one million citizens have already received their third booster shooter.

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.

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