Men wearing protective face masks walk in downtown Cairo, amidst concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Egypt. Reuters
Egypt reported 821 new coronavirus cases on Saturday bringing the total infection tally officially to 267,171 since the outbreak began in February 2020.
The health ministry also reported 41 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 15,309.
The statement said that 799 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 195,871.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Wednesday that 2.5 million people have received the coronavirus vaccine in Egypt as part of the country’s vaccination campaign that started late in January.
The state plans to vaccinate 40 percent of the population at least by the end of the year, Madbouly said.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said in a meeting last week that around 110,000 citizens receive the vaccine per day.