30 to 39 age group records highest COVID-19 recovery rate in Egypt: Minister

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 May 2020

Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed (AFP)

People aged between 30 and 39 have recorded the highest recovery rate from the coronavirus in Egypt, followed by those aged between 40 to 49, Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Wednesday.   

The minister also said that isolation hospitals have received 59 percent of the total coronavirus cases recorded up till Tuesday this week, while hostels received 41 percent of the patients, the minister told a cabinet meeting. The average isolation period for infected cases was 11.6 days, she added.   

The cost of trips repatriating Egyptian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus between 3 and 9 May stood at EGP 28 million, she said.

The cost covered conducting polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and rapid tests as well as offering medical services in isolation sites in the governorates of Marsa Matrouh, Cairo, the Red Sea, Damietta, Suez, Port Said, Aswan, South Sinai, Alexandria, and Giza. 

Egypt has recorded 10,431 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, including 556 fatalities.

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