File Photo: Egyptians gather in front of the Central Public Health Laboratories in downtown Cairo as they wait to get tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in March 2020 (Photo:AFP)
The ministry also reported 29 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total fatalities nationwide to 22,289.
The statement added that 1,800 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 341,059.
Last Thursday, Egypt received a new shipment of more than 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Belgium and Germany via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) program in cooperation with the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI).
Egypt has obtained a total of 132 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines so far, of which 36.6 million first doses and 24.1 million second doses have been administered, the acting health minister said during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.