Egypt reported 413 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest single-day rise since 23 June, bringing the total infection tally to 291,585 since the outbreak began last year.
Twelve new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours as well, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16,836, as per the country's health ministry count for Thursday.
A total of 731 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 244,793.
A noticeable increase in coronavirus infections has been seen over the past weeks as the country has entered a fourth wave of the pandemic.
Egypt’s highest daily count to date was 1,774 on 19 June during the peak of the first wave.
Officials have been urging citizens to stick to all preventative measures as well as to hurry up with the registration for receiving the coronavirus vaccines to spare the country any further spike in infections.
The health officials have stressed that the fourth wave of COVID-19 would reach its peak in late September and early October.
Egypt – which has already vaccinated 10 million citizens – has been recently intensifying its vaccination to achieve its announced target of 40 million inoculated citizens by the end of 2021.