Average daily COVID-19 tally in Egypt continues to drop, recording 5 cases, 3 deaths

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 May 2022

Egypt recorded a daily average of five coronavirus infections and three deaths over the past week (7-13 May), hitting its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Population announced on Saturday.


To compare, last week, the country recorded a daily average of eight coronavirus infections and four coronavirus-related deaths.

A daily average of 21 people were discharged from hospitals nationwide over the past seven days, bringing the total number of recoveries since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 445,430.

Furthermore, more than 45 million people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while more than 34.7 million have been fully vaccinated since the start of the country’s mass vaccination campaign last year. Additionally, more than 2.4 million have received their booster shoot, according to the ministry’s weekly report.

As of mid-March, the health ministry started to issue weekly — instead of daily — reports on the number of coronavirus infections and deaths as a result of a marked decrease in infection rates after the end of the fifth wave of the pandemic.

Amid the significant drop in daily cases and a subsequent decline in isolation hospitals and hospitalisation rates, Egypt has eased in recent weeks many of its coronavirus related restrictions that it had imposed since March 2020.

This includes allowing mosques and shrines nationwide to revert to normal operation hours after two years of being limited as well as allowing weddings and celebrations at indoor halls in hotels as long as they followed precautionary measures against the coronavirus.

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