Egypt reported 831 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a new jump in cases since February, bringing the total infection tally to 212,961 since the outbreak began in February.
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Health's daily bulletin on covid-19 updates, 44 new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 12,570.
The statement added that 600 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 161,031.
The country has recently been witnessing a remarkable increase in the daily infection rate, with officials warning of another increase in daily positive cases if the preventative measures are not fully adhered to, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
In a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly urged adherence to all precautionary measures to address the current rise.
The PM called for enforcing on-the-spot fines against the violators of anti-coronavirus safety measures as well as avoid crowding, notably in markets and public places.
Not wearing facemasks in closed public places and public transportation, including underground and railway stations, carries an EGP 50 on-the-spot fine.
The government has first introduced hefty fines of up to EGP 4.000 for facemask violators in an effort to stem the spread of infections.
For most people in the country failed to adhere to the mask regulations, the government was pushed to impose the immediate fines as of January.