Egypt reports 106 new COVID-19 cases, 104,262 in total

CAIRO (XINHUA) – Egypt recorded late on Friday 106 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number in the country to 104,262.

Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that 12 more deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,029.

Meanwhile, 68 more patients recovered and left hospitals, bringing the total recoveries to 97,592, the spokesman added. Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on February 14 and the first death from the viral disease on March 8.

Around mid-June, Egypt saw a peak of COVID-19 daily infections and deaths, with a record 97 deaths on June 15 and 1,774 infections on June 19, before they started to decline in the first week of July.

Amid declining COVID-19 infections and fatalities, Egypt eased restrictions over the past three months as part of a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.

Egypt and China have been cooperating closely in fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.