Coronavirus infections continue to rise in Egypt; 1,101 cases recorded Saturday

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Jan 2022

Egypt reported 1,101 new coronavirus infections on Saturday as the cases continue to rise bringing the total infection toll up to 398,879 since the outbreak began in February 2020, the health ministry said.

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The ministry also reported 26 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total fatalities nationwide to 22,123.

The statement added that 924 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 332,531

So far, Egypt has secured around 129 million doses of different coronavirus vaccines, Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar told media on Friday.

Egypt has administered around 36 million first vaccine shots, 24 million second shots, and half a million booster shots, Abdel-Ghaffar added.

In a statement on Saturday, Egypt’s health ministry urged citizens to take the coronavirus vaccine, affirming that unvaccinated people are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms and being hospitalised if they contracted the virus.

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