Chairman of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center, Csaba Lengyel shows a vial of the Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the University in Szeged, Hungary, February 24, 2021. Tibor Rosta/Reuters
CAIRO – 8 October 2021: Egypt’s Health Ministry said 799 new coronavirus cases were detected on Wednesday, upping the total number of confirmed infections since the outbreak in the country began to 309,934.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 39 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 17,584.
As many as 422 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 261,612 so far, the spokesman said.
Egypt has announced it has entered the fourth wave of Coronavirus as infection rates climbed up.
The Ministry of Health also announced that different vaccines are now available in hundreds of vaccine centers across the country against coronavirus.
So far, Egypt got 60 million vaccine doses, Health Minister Hala Zayed said earlier this month.