Egypt reports 854 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths on Friday

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Mar 2022

Egypt reported Friday 854 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 495,373, according to the daily update of the country's Ministry of Health and Population.

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File Photo: A man wearing a protective face mask, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks next to others before iftar, or breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan in front of closed mosques and Islamic schools at El Moez Street in old Islamic Cairo, Egypt April 30, 2020. REUTERS

The ministry also recorded 8 coronavirus-related fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally of deaths to 24,277.

The daily report added that the total number of recoveries increased to 424,831 after 733 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 the last week of February.

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