Egypt's Health Ministry said 901 new
coronavirus cases were detected on Wednesday, upping the total number of
infections since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country to 353,024.
In a statement, Spokesman for the
Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 57 patients have died from the virus over
the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 20,109.
As many as 239 patients were
discharged from hospitals after receiving medical care, taking the number of
recoveries to 293,613, the spokesman added.
Egypt has started its vaccination
campaign in January this year, during which around 40 million citizens have
been vaccinated against the novel virus, according to officials.
The country has received all types of
vaccines worldwide, the latest of which was Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson &
Minister of Higher Education and
Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar told a Cabinet meeting late in
October that the country has received 72 million coronavirus vaccine doses and
is expected to receive 26 million others soon.
The country has also allowed the
vaccination of children who are above 15 years of age to receive the vaccine.
Source: Egypt Today