Egypt detects 778 new coronavirus cases, 43 fatalities

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Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 10:58 GMT

An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York, U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York, U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

CAIRO - 7 April 2020: The Health Ministry said Tuesday that 778 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pathogen in the country began to 206,510.


In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 43 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 12,253.


As many as 432 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 157,006 so far, the spokesman said. 

The Ministry of Health has increased the number of centers providing the vaccines by 200 new centers, to raise the total number to more than 300 centers across the country.

Ninety percent of the elderly people with three chronic diseases who registered were vaccinated, while those who suffer from two chronic diseases, 80 percent of them were vaccinated thus far.

“A total of 177,000 people were vaccinated at the centers affiliated with the Ministry of Health,” said a statement.

The third wave of Coronavirus has started in Egypt, with authorities stressing the importance of adherence to precautionary measures to protect ourselves from the spread of the virus.

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