Egypt records 1265 COVID-19 cases, 81 deaths

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Sun, 28 Jun 2020 - 08:37 GMT

Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters)

Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters)

CAIRO - 28 June 2020: Egypt recorded, Sunday, 1265 new coronavirus cases, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 65188.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 81 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 2789.

As many as 400 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 17539 so far, the spokesman said.

The Egyptian Drug Authority announced signing a deal with AstraZeneca to supply the country with the Oxford University's vaccine for COVID-19 without disclosing the number of doses or the delivery date.

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