Egypt’s COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 74.1%



Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 02:17 GMT


Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 02:17 GMT

CAIRO – 21 June 2021:  The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals has reached 74.1 percent, after the number of people recovering from the virus increased to 205613 cases, according to the Ministry of Health's statement

The Ministry of Health and Population said that according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization issued on May 27, 2020, the disappearance of symptoms for 10 days after infection is an indication of the patient's recovery from the Corona virus.

The Health Ministry said Sunday night that 532 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 277,288.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Dr Khaled Megahed said 30 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 15,859.

As many as 456 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 205,613 so far, the spokesman said.

It is noted that Egypt is getting 40 million doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine through Covax. Until present, the country got 2.2 million doses of those in addition to two million Sinopharm doses within a deal with China comprising 20 million doses.

Furthermore, Egypt will produce 40 million doses annually of Sinovac and Sputnic V vaccines. Production of the former will begin in a few days as 1,400 liters of raw material have been delivered by China to produce 2,250,000 doses as a first phase. The second consists of five million doses.

The ministry also stated that 10 million Sputnic V doses will be delivered to Egypt soon.

Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January, starting with the medical teams at quarantine hospitals, for being on top of priority groups in terms of vaccination.






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