Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 11:42 GMT
Coronavirus - FILE
CAIRO – 26 October, 2020: Egypt recorded a 92.3 percent recovery rate of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) with 98,903 recovered cases in the isolation hospitals nationwide, according to the latest data of the Egyptian Health Ministry on Thursday.
The Ministry said that 143 new coronavirus cases were detected, raising the number of infections since the outbreak of the virus to 106540 cases.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 12 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,199.
As many as 90 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 98,903 so far, the spokesman said.
Egypt had witnessed a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in the past few weeks, reversing a low of 89 on August 22, the lowest daily infection toll since early April.
The slight rise in cases comes the government repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.