Egypt's confirmed coronavirus cases increase to 93

Ahram Online , Friday 13 Mar 2020

coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
A woman wears a protective mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while riding a metro on a line Shubra al-Khaimah to Tahrir Square, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt March 10, 2020. (Reuters)

Egypt registered 13 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 93, the health ministry said.

The newly detected cases include five Egyptians and eight foreigners, the ministry said. They were in contact with people previously reported to have the virus.

Of the total number, 32 later tested negative and 21 have since recovered and were released from a quarantine hospital, it added.

Two of the total cases detected in the country have died, a 60-year-old Egyptian woman and a German tourist.

The virus, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, has so far infected over 144,000 people and killed more than 5,300 globally.


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