Coronavirus deaths average five cases per day: acting minister

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, 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.

“It is too early to call the current epidemiological situation a new wave, and we have enough beds in isolation hospitals,” Abdel Ghaffar said.

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 coronavirus patients is increasing globally and in Egypt, the statement said, adding that most cases of infection in Egypt do not need to be isolated in hospitals.

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

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