Egypt reports 1,197 new coronavirus infections, 25 fatalities on Sunday

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Jan 2022

Egypt reported 1,197 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total infection toll up to 400,076 since the outbreak began in February 2020, the health ministry said.


The ministry also reported 25 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total fatalities nationwide to 22,148.

The statement added that 998 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 333,529.

Egypt has so far imported about 132 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines and has opened 1,393 vaccination centres, Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said in a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and top health officials on Sunday.

The country has also administered around 60.5 million vaccine doses, including first and second shots, as well as half a million booster shots, Abdel-Ghaffar noted.

Moreover, around 206,000 doses have been administered to children aged 12 to 15, while about 1.4 million shots have been given to teenagers aged 15 to 18.

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