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Egypt reports 138 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths on Monday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Aug 2020
Two Egyptians wearing face masks amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) walk in front of the closed Sayyida Zainab Mosque near markets that sell traditional lanterns in Cairo, Egypt, April 12, 2020 (photo: REUTERS)
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Egypt recorded 138 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total case tally to 97,478 since the outbreak began in February.

The death toll has reached 5,280 with 18 new fatalities recorded on Monday, the health ministry said.

The ministry added that 890 patients had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 66,817.

Egypt has been recording daily infections tallies of less than a thousand new cases consistently since 9 July.

The daily toll dropped below the 200-case threshold from 2 to 21 August.

The lowest daily tally of infections in four months was recorded on Saturday, with only 89 new cases.

 Up to 103 new infections were recorded In the following day.

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