Egypt reports 882 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Mar 2022

Egypt reported on Wednesday 884 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 493,658, according to the daily update of the country's Ministry of Health and Population.


The ministry also recorded 13 coronavirus-related fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,257.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 423,457 after xxx 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 plans to vaccinate 70 percent of citizens in two months, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, the acting health minister, told media on Monday.

Egypt has fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of the target groups of citizens aged above 18 years of age and has administered first vaccine shots to 65 percent of them, Abdel-Ghaffar added.

More than 30.7 million citizens have been fully vaccinated to date, and over 41.1 million citizens have received their first dose, according to the ministry figures.

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

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