Egypt confirms 115 new COVID-19 cases

CAIRO (XINHUA) – Egypt registered 115 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, raising the total infections in the country to 102,955, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.

In a statement, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said 18 patients died from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 5,901.

Meanwhile, 506 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 95,586, the ministry’s spokesman added.

Total COVID-19 recoveries in Egypt have currently surpassed 92 per cent of the total cases registered in the most populous Arab country. Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on February 14 and the first death from the viral disease on March 8.

Amid a decline in the daily confirmed cases and fatalities, Egypt has been easing relevant restrictions over the past couple of months as part of a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.