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COVID-19 in Egypt: new cases, more deaths reported on Wednesday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday reported 2,191 new coronavirus cases, 57 deaths, and 2,428 recoveries.

A total of 446,308 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 23,110 deaths and 380028 recoveries.

The Ministry of Health and Population issued an urgent publication on January 26, due to a surging coronavirus cases in Egypt.

The statement instructed that all of its hospitals in Cairo to postpone any non-emergency medical operations for two weeks: as long as it does not put the health of the patient at risk due to the high occupancy of intensive care units in most governorates at over 70 percent capacity.

The Ministry of Health instructed turning many hospitals into coronavirus isolation hospitals with its full capacity, and to increase the number of beds in the internal departments and intensive care units.

This will also help designate a place for patients with coronavirus to 50 percent of the total number of beds. 

An official report from the Health Ministry stated by the end of December that Egypt has so far received 119.3 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines.

Booster shots began to be administered on December 21 in Egypt.

Egypt was able in a short time to provide all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfize, and Moderna, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.

The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort in providing vaccines to citizens for free, through permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies.

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