A man wearing a protective face mask covers his head during a hot weather, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt May 13, 2020. REUTERS
Egypt detected 398 new coronavirus cases on Thursday,bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 10,829, the country's health ministry announced.
The ministry also reported 15 new deaths, bringing the total deaths from the virus to 571.
The statement said that 140 patients have been discharged from quarantine hospitals and isolation facilities, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2626.
Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in the statement that the number of people whose test results have turned from positive to negative, including the 2626 recoveries, has now reached 3133.
Despite lockdown measures imposed in March to contain the spread of the virus, Egypt’s infection tally has continued to surge, recording over 10,000 infections in less than three months.