Egypt reports 882 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths on Tuesday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Mar 2022

Egypt reported on Tuesday 882 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 492,774, according to the daily update of the country's Ministry of Health and Population.

File Photo: Egyptians gather in front of the Central Public Health Laboratories in downtown Cairo as they wait to get tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19)taken on March 8, 2020. AFP

The ministry also recorded 22 coronavirus-related fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,244.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 423,135 after 912 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide in the past 24 hours.

Following a remarkable rise in the two preceding months driven by the fifth wave of the pandemic, Egypt's daily coronavirus infection toll has been on the downward curve since last week of February.

On Monday, daily coronavirus cases recorded in Egypt fell below 1,000 for the first time since 13 January, with the country reporting 923 new cases.

Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said on Monday that Egypt has passed the “difficult phase” of the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt recently achieved the highest recovery rates at isolation hospitals, which exceeded 85 percent on Sunday, he added.

Moreover, over 1.3 million citizens have received their booster shots.

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