File- Citizens register for receiving COVID-19 vaccine at a health kiosk in a metro station- press photo
CAIRO- 30 January 2022: The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals reached 84 percent, after receiving the necessary medical care according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.
The Ministry said it has reported 2,018 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak in March 2020 to 421,478.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said 36 patients have died from the virus over the past 44 hours, raising the death toll to 22,566.
As many as 891 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 354,300 so far, the spokesman said.
The Cairo International Airport received 4 million coronavirus vaccine doses from the United Kingdom, British Ambassador to Egypt Gareth Bayley said on Friday.
This is the largest vaccine shipment ever from the UK on the bilateral level between Europe and Africa, Bayley said, affirming that “no one is safe until everyone is safe”.
The United States of America announced on Sunday sending to Egypt a new delivery of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, funded by the US government.
“So far, the US has delivered more than 21 million high-quality U.S. vaccine doses that will help protect the people of Egypt from coronavirus,” said the US embassy in Cairo.
On 16 January 2022, Egypt received 3 million doses of Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine, provided by the US, through COVAX in cooperation with GAVI Alliance.