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CAIRO - 5 November 2021: Egypt will receive 27 million doses of the Coronavirus vaccines within 3 weeks, upping the number of doses obtained so far to 100 million doses, said Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Health, on Thursday.
In media remarks to "Yahath fi Masr" program on the MBC Masr channel, the Minister added that Egypt is expanding the vaccination process by allocating 1,100 vaccination centers nationwide.
Egypt has so far received 72 million doses of the new Coronavirus vaccines, he said.
The Minister added that half a million citizens are being vaccinated against COVID-19 daily, noting that the state is able to accommodate larger numbers of vaccination centers and vaccine recipients.
Egypt's Health Ministry said 911 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday, upping the total number of infections since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country to 334,751.
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 18,889.
As many as 763 patients were discharged from hospitals after receiving medical care, taking the number of recoveries to 281,325, the spokesman added.
Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January this year, during which around 25 million citizens have been vaccinated against the novel virus.
The country has received all types of vaccines worldwide, the latest of which was Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & 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.