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Egypt detects 588 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths on Saturday

Minister of Health Hala Zayed said that the eligible categories of citizens would be able to register to receive the coronavirus vaccine via a designated website starting Sunday

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Feb 2021
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Egypt detected 588 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing its total infections tally nationwide to 181,829 since the outbreak last year, a statement by the health ministry said.

The health ministry reported 49 new deaths, bringing overall fatalities from the virus nationwide to 10,639.

The statement added that 533 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 140,460.

Egypt has received several batches of coronavirus vaccine doses and has vaccinated hundreds of health workers in quarantine hospitals since January.

Earlier on Saturday, Minister of Health Hala Zayed said that the eligible categories of citizens would be able to register to receive the coronavirus vaccine via a designated website starting Sunday.

The minister explained that the eligible categories include patients with tumors or kidney failure, and who underwent operations (open heart, cerebral or peripheral catheters), in addition to the operations of kidney and liver transplants, who were enlisted in the ministry's database.

Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed indicated that an office would be allocated in health units and hospitals nationwide so as to allow who couldn't access the website to register their data register and reserve their shots of the vaccine.

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