Egypt reports 611 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths on Saturday

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Dec 2020

Today's figures push the total infection tally to 124,891 and the death toll to 7,069 since the outbreak began in February

Coronavirus in Egypt
Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to limit the human exposure to the virus is seen next to healthcare workers in a corridor of the hospital, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt, November 18, 2020. Picture taken November 18, 2020. REUTERS

Egyptian health ministry reported 611 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total infection tally to 124,891 since the outbreak began in February.

In its daily statement, the health ministry also reported 28 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 7,069.

The statement said that 324 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 106,481.

The country has been recently witnessing a rebound in coronavirus daily cases.

Egyptian officials have attributed the recent rise to the public's lack of commitment to preventive measures, acquiesing in the drop of the detected cases in the previous three months.

According to the health ministry's count, Cairo, Alexandria, Gharbiya, and Luxor are seeing the highest rates of coronavirus infections in the country, compared to South Sinai, Minya, Suez, and Ismailia governorates, which have seen a drop in infection rates.

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