Egypt reported 151 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total infection tally to 100,708 since the outbreak mid-February, the health ministry announced.
The ministry also reported 17 new deaths, bringing the total fatalities from the virus to 5,607.
The ministry said that 876 patients were discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 82,473.
Egypt had witnessed a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in the past weeks, reversing a low of 89 on August 22, the lowest daily infection toll since early April.
The surge comes as the the government repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.