Egypt reports 189 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths on Monday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Aug 2021

The Covid-19 cases recorded officially continues to rise as the Health Ministry announces that Delta variant has been in the country since mid-July


Egypt reported 189 new coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total infection tally officially to 286,541  since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

The health ministry also reported in its statement 5 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16,676.

The statement added that 211 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 236,075.

Earlier on Monday in a press conference, the Egyptian health minister Hala Zayed announced that 7.5 million Egyptians have been vaccinated since the launch of the public vaccination campaign in January 2021.

The Minister also revealed that Delta variant has been discovered in Egypt since mid-July 2021. 

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