Egypt records 112 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths



Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 10:52 GMT


Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 10:52 GMT


CAIRO – 25 September 2020: Egypt recorded, Friday, 112 new coronavirus cases, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 102,625.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 18 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 5,853.

As many as 887 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 93,531 so far, the spokesman said

President’s advisor for health affairs expects Egypt to record no coronavirus related deaths soon, in light of the stable and relatively low daily number of cases in the country.

In press remarks, Advisor Mohamed Awad said the Egyptian state has professionally dealt with the coronavirus crisis, in a better way that many nations.

He added the country currently does not need field hospitals but it would prepare to deal with any coronavirus-related emergency situation.

Awad expected that coronavirus vaccines will be produced through October or November. He affirmed that clinical trials are the most critical stage of vaccine manufacture so extra caution should be taken.

Egypt has carried out the third phase of its first clinical trial of two Chinese coronavirus vaccines. The Ministry of Health announced “promising results” and that the vaccine is set to be available for the public after its effectiveness is fully confirmed.

Noha Assem, adviser to the Minister of Health for research affairs, said in TV statements that the ultimate goal behind the volunteer participation in these clinical trials is “science and humanity.”

She added that the study responds to a specific research question, in addition to measuring the degree of vaccine safety.






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