File photo taken by a doctor at the Sheikh Zayed hospital in the Egyptian capital Cairo, shows members of a medical staff, wearing protective gear, intubating a patient in the isolated ward for COVID-19 coronavirus patients, on April 29, 2020. (AFP)
Egypt registered 745 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 14229 nationwide, the health ministry announced.
The ministry also reported 21 fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths from the contagion to 680.
The health ministry added that 252 patients have fully recovered and were discharged from isolation hospitals and quarantine facilities. The total number of recoveries from the highly contagious virus now stands at 3994.
The number of patients who retested negative, including complete recoveries, has now reached 4584, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.
The new cases were detected through the ministry's investigation and contact tracing protocols, he added.