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COVID-19 in Egypt: 919 new cases, 60 deaths reported on Thursday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday reported 919 new coronavirus cases, 60 deaths, and 622 recoveries.

A total of 341,188 cases have been disclosed in Egypt, alongside 19,309 deaths and 285,615 recoveries.

The country’s fourth wave of the virus is in full force, with daily case figures ten times higher than what was recorded at the end of July.

Moreover, the Health Ministry has stated that official figures likely only represent 10 percent of actual cases.

While Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis lifted some COVID-19 restrictions back in June, there is talk of reinstating some measures.

The Advisor to the Egyptian President for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Taj Eddin announced Sunday that Egypt has administrated a total of 35 million coronavirus vaccine doses.

In a phone-in with the Extra News channel he said that Egypt has thus far spent a total of US$400 million on vaccination efforts. Egypt has thus far succeeded in providing all types of vaccines against the coronavirus, according to the directives of the political leadership.

Taj Eddin explained that Egypt has diversified sources of obtaining vaccines, such as the Chinese vaccine, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson, as well as vaccines from the Global Vaccine Alliance.

Egypt’s vaccination campaign began in January with priority groups and later expanded to university students. Registration for the jab is open to all. The country aims to vaccinate 40 million people by September.

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