Egypt reports 1,523 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths on Monday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 1 Mar 2022

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population reported 1,523 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 483,771.

A municipality worker wearing a mask cleans lamp posts outside the Luxor Temple. AFP

The ministry also recorded 34 coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,074.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 413,482 after 1,321 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide in the past 24 hours.

In the last two months, Egypt went through a fifth wave of the pandemic, with infections rising over 2,000 cases per day in January.

However, the number of infections has been declining for more than a week.

Egypt plans to vaccinate 70 percent of its eligible population —12-year-olds and above — by the second half of 2022.

More than 30 million citizens have been fully vaccinated to date, and almost 40 million citizens have received their first dose, according to recent ministry figures.

Moreover, over a million citizens have already received their booster shot.

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