Thu. May 30th, 2024

Egypt recorded a daily average of 89 coronavirus infections and six deaths over the past week, as new cases continue their steep downward trajectory since the end of the fifth wave of the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health and Population’s fourth weekly update on the coronavirus pandemic nationwide.

An Egyptian troupe performs the traditional Tanoura (skirt) dance during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at el-Ghuri Culture Palace in Cairo, on April 20, 2022. AFP

The drop in cases and deaths this week come on the heel of a daily average of 400 cases in the previous week – a number that was significantly lower than 559 a week aprior.

A daily average of 100 people were discharged from hospitals nationwide over the past seven days, bringing the total number of recoveries since the outbreak began in February 2020 reached 444,703.

More than 44.7 million people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while more than 34 million have been fully vaccinated since the start of the country’s mass vaccination campaign last year. Additionally, more than 2.4 million have received their booster shoot.

The ministry continued to urge residents in its weekly update to register on its website to receive the vaccine.

The ministry also continues to receive inquiries regarding the coronavirus via the 105 and 15335 hotlines as well as over WhatsApp on +20 155-310-5105.

Those who think they may have contracted the disease can also download the Android or iPhone versions of the ‘Sehat Misr’ app for guidance regarding which hospitals to head to.

By Joy

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