Egypt reports daily average of 5 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths over past week

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 May 2022

Egypt recorded a daily average of five coronavirus infections and two deaths over the past week (14-20 May), the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday.

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File Photo: Men wearing protective face masks walk in downtown Cairo, amidst concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease, Egypt. REUTERS


The figures are similar to the previous week when the ministry reported a daily average of five new cases and three deaths.

An average of 23 people were discharged per day from hospitals nationwide over the past seven days, bringing the total number of recoveries since the outbreak began in February 2020 to 445,591.

Furthermore, more than 34.8 million people have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus since the start of the country’s mass vaccination campaign last year.

Also, 45.3 million people have received their first dose of the vaccine and more than three million people have received their booster shoot, according to the ministry’s figures.

Egypt has witnessed a significant drop in coronavirus cases over the past weeks with daily cases dropping from over 2,300 in February to the lowest levels currently since the start of the pandemic.

Presidential Advisor for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din highlighted the substantial decline in coronavirus infections across the country as he met with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday.

Tag El-Din noted that most detected cases are accompanied by mild symptoms without health complications.

For his part, El-Sisi urged authorities to continue awareness and vaccination campaigns through the national vaccination centres and to ensure easy access to the coronavirus vaccine booster shots.

The past weeks have seen subsequent decline in isolation hospitals and hospitalisation rates across Egypt as a result of decline in COVID-19 cases. The country has also 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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