Egypt's daily coronavirus cases continue to drop with 1,261 cases reported on Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Mar 2022

Egypt’s daily coronavirus cases continued to drop with 1,261 new infections reported on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population's daily update.


This brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 487,642, it added.

The ministry also recorded 17 coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,149.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 417,479 after 1,008 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide in the past 24 hours.

The country witnessed a spike in reported cases over the past two months, recording the highest single day rise on 5 February at 2,298 cases, but cases dropped sharply over the past week.

The rate of COVID-related hospital admissions across Egypt has declined by 40.4 percent between 11 and 25 February compared to the previous two weeks, Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar revealed on Tuesday.

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 the ministry figures.

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

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