Egypt reports 1,385 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 36,829

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Jun 2020

Egypt
A man wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks next to a closed Airlines flight office in Cairo, Egypt June 4, 2020. REUTERS

Egypt reported 1,385 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 36,829 since the beginning of the outbreak in February.

The health ministry’s daily bulletin also recorded 35 new fatalities, giving a total death toll from the virus of 1,306.

The ministry said that 411 patients had been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,876.

Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said that the number of people who have re-tested negative, including the 9,876 recoveries, has now reached 11,071.

He added that the governorates of Cairo, Giza, and Qalioubiya, the three governorates over which the city of Greater Cairo is spread, have recorded the highest rate of coronavirus cases, while the governorates of the Red Sea, Matrouh and South Sinai have recorded the lowest rates.

Megahed appealed to all citizens to abide by the necessary preventive measures and observe social distancing, particularly in governorates with high rates of infection.

The health ministry said last month that the governorate of Cairo had the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, followed by Giza and Qalioubiya, with over 11,500 infections in total, or over 50 percent of the total cases thus far.

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