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Egypt confirms 130 new COVID-19 infections, 99,712 in total

first_imgEgypt records 627 new COVID-19 cases, total infections near 90,000 Egypt records 1,497 new COVID-19 infections Egyptians wearing face masks against Covid-19 queue up to vote on August 11, 2020 for a new senate in an upper house election. Khaled Desouki | AFP Egyptians wearing face masks against Covid-19 queue up to vote on August 11, 2020 for a new senate in an upper house election. Khaled Desouki | AFPEgypt recorded on Saturday 130 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total infections in the country to 99,712, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.According to the statement, 16 patients died from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the total deaths to 5,551.Meanwhile, 903 others were cured and discharged from hospitals on Saturday, bringing the total recoveries to 77,208, the statement added.Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8.Amid declining COVID-19 deaths and fatalities, the most populous Arab country has been easing relevant restrictions over the past couple of months as part of a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.Egypt and China have been working together on fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.In early February, Egypt provided aid to China to help its fight against COVID-19 and China later sent three batches of medical aid to the North African country.Relatedcenter_img Egypt confirms 931 new COVID-19 infections, 83,001 in totallast_img

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