Egypt Records 2,272 New COVID-19 Cases, 57 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Egypt’s Health Ministry and Population said they have registered 2,272 new COVID-19 infections and 57 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 441,923 since the outbreak started in 2020.

The ministry in its daily report said 22,993 patients have lost their lives to the virus since the inception of the virus and another 374,479 patients have recovered so far.

According to the ministry’s data, Egypt has administered a total of 38 million first vaccine doses and 27 million second doses since the start of the mass vaccination drive in January.

The ministry in a statement said that they have increased vaccination drive to cover 70 percent of the population during the second half of 2022.

Egypt’s health ministry spokesperson Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar had earlier expressed concern over the spike in new infections, calling on the citizens to get their vaccines.

“We expect to have fewer COVID-19 positive cases in the upcoming two or three weeks if the people cooperate with health officials and also get their vaccines,” Ghaffar added.


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