Coronavirus death toll among doctors rises to 38

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 03:49 GMT

U.S. Navy Lt. Gail Evangelista, nurse, assigned to Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, dons a facemask prior to interacting with a patient at the Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 16, 2020. Evangelista is part of a fo

U.S. Navy Lt. Gail Evangelista, nurse, assigned to Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, dons a facemask prior to interacting with a patient at the Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 16, 2020. Evangelista is part of a fo

CAIRO – 4 June 2020: The Egyptian Medical Syndicate mourned the death of a teacher at the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University in Damietta, who died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Wednesday, which raises the total number of deaths among doctors to 38.

"The total confirmed coronavirus cases among doctors reached 372 cases, of which 160 doctors are still receiving treatment, and about 80 doctors recovered completely," Karim Mesbah, member of the Medical Syndicate told Youm 7 newspaper.

He added that the number of deaths reached 38, and the number of infections among doctors is expected to increase strongly during the coming days.

On June 1, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced that it will provide quarantine hospitals with 1 million drug doses of Vitamin D, as an important element to support the immune cells of the doctors treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

"This will help doctors as they stay for long periods inside hospitals without being subjected to sunlight," the Health Ministry said.

Egypt recorded 1,152 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases on June 2, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 27,536.

Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 47 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1052.
"As many as 380 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 6827 so far," the spokesman added.

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