Egypt registered 481 new coronavirus cases on Sunday bringing the total infection tally officially to 292,957 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.
The health ministry also reported in its statement 11 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16,871.
The statement added that 651 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 246,726 .
On Sunday, Presidential Health Adviser Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din stressed the need for citizens to abide by all precautionary measures against coronavirus.
His remarks come as Egypt is witnessing a surge in the number of infections due to the fourth wave of the pandemic.
It is important that citizens register for vaccination to be able to curb the spread of Covid-19 and increase immunity against severe complications, Tag El-Din said in statements to Extra News channel Sunday.
Previously infected citizens should also apply for the jabs, Tag El-Din advised, stressing that antibodies are not 100 percent protective against a second infection. The antibodies could only protect the body for a maximum of four months, he noted.
Until 5 September, according to the WHO, a total of 10,418,988 vaccine doses have been administered in Egypt.