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Coronavirus cases on the rise: official

Coronavirus cases are on the rise again, Mohamed Awad Tag Eddin, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs, said.

The symptoms of the current coronavirus mutant are simple and similar to colds, despite the increase in the rate of infections, Tag Eddin told Al-Hayat Al-Youm program broadcast on the Al-Hayat channel on Thursday evening.

“A large part of the severe cases in the world are due to the lack of respirators and medical monitoring,” he continued.

Patients must take the necessary treatment and follow the doctor’s advice in case of infection, Tag Eddin said.

Most cases of infection with the virus and its variants range between mild and moderate at about 90 percent or 95 percent of the total infections, according to Tag Eddin.

Only 5 percent or 8 percent of cases need hospitalization, he explained.

The average number of deaths from the coronavirus is between four and five cases per day, Acting Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, said in a statement on the official page of the ministry, on Monday, adding that the cases infected with the virus and are isolated do not need more than six days of home isolation before recovering.

He said that 97 percent of the cases of infection is with the new mutant.

The statement said that the coronavirus affects many parts of the body, such as the brain, heart, lungs and muscles, and also affects mental health.

The ministry advised citizens to receive the vaccine to strengthen their immunity and reduce the chance of infection with the virus by registering on the official website of the coronavirus vaccination.

Egypt started giving the fourth booster dose to those who got the three doses without the need for prior reservation to receive the vaccine, he added.

The number of deaths of the virus is stable, according to the statement.

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