Egypt reports 861 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths on Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 11 Mar 2022

Egypt reported on Thursday 861 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 494,519 according to the daily update of the country's Ministry of Health and Population.

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A file photo of Egyptians wearing face masks during coronavirus pandemic Photo : AFP

The ministry also recorded 12 coronavirus-related fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,269.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 424,098 after 641 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 30,805,992 million citizens have been fully vaccinated to date, and over 41,403,964 million citizens have received their first dose, according to the ministry figures.

Moreover, over 1,439,495 million citizens have received their booster shots.

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