File Photo: People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk in downtown Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS
Egypt reported 644 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing its total infections toll to 190,924 since the outbreak last year.
The health ministry reported 44 deaths, bringing the death toll from the virus nationwide to 11,300.
431 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 147,234.
Egypt has warned last month of a spike in cases by April, according to statements by Minister of Health Hala Zayed.
Zayed said in a World Health Organisation conference in February that the ministry expects an increase in infection rates in April, however, the curve is predicted to decline in May.
Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, the presidential advisor for health affairs, said in TV statements on Saturday that Egypt is currently experiencing fluctuations in daily reported infections.
A third wave of infections could occur in Egypt if citizens do not commit to preventive measures, he told MBC Masr.