Egypt reports six new coronavirus-related deaths, lowest since mid-April

CAIRO (Xinhua) – Egypt reported on Wednesday late night six deaths from COVID-19, bringing the death toll in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 6,077, said the Health Ministry.

Wednesday’s deaths mark the lowest single-day coronavirus-related fatalities in Egypt since April 15, when five deaths were confirmed.

Meanwhile, the country reported 128 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the total cases registered in the country to 104,915, while 79 coronavirus patients completely recovered, increasing the total recoveries to 97,920, Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

Total COVID-19 recoveries in Egypt are currently over 93 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.

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 gradually decline in the first week of July.

Amid declining COVID-19 infections and deaths, Egypt has been easing relevant 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 closely cooperating in fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.

People walk on a street in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: XINHUA