File Photo: Men wearing protective face masks walk in downtown Cairo, amidst concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Egypt. REUTERS
Egypt reported 81 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally officially to 283,490 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.
The health ministry also reported in its statement 7 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16,425.
The statement added that 986 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 221,516 .