Egypt confirms 138 new COVID-19 cases, tally hits 102,513

CAIRO (Xinhua) – Egypt confirmed late on Thursday 138 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 102,513, said the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 13 patients died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 5,835, while 801 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 92,644, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

Total COVID-19 recoveries in Egypt have currently exceeded 90 per cent of the total cases 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.