Egypt detected 600 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing its total infections tally nationwide to 177,543 since the outbreak last year, a statement released by the ministry of health said.
The statement also reported 48 new deaths, bringing the overall fatalities from the virus to 10,298.
As many as 405 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours, pushing the total recoveries to 137,294, the statement says.
Though Egypt entered the second wave of the pandemic in December, the country witnessed a decline in the daily infection rate in January before fluctuating up and down in February.
Earlier on Saturday, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities announced a set of strict precautionary measures that are to be taken as universities and educational institutes prepare to hold the mid-year exams starting 27 February.