Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters) Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters)

Egypt records 201 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Fri, Apr. 24, 2020
CAIRO – 23 April 2020: Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced, Friday, 201 new coronavirus, COVID-19 confirmed cases, while 7 people died from the virus.

Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said that all of the new cases are Egyptians.

The new cases raise the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in Egypt to 4092 and deaths to 294, Megahed added.

The number of coronavirus cases whose tests turned from positive to negative increased to 1417, including 1075 people who recovered from the virus. All positive cases were quarantined at hospitals, the spokesman said.

The ministry affirmed that the death percent in Egypt has decreased to 7.1%.
The representative of the World Health Organization in Egypt John Jabbour, that the counts of coronavirus patients in Egypt are not disturbing.

In an interview with Ramy Radwan on dmc, Jabbour said social distancing should be maintained during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in order to avoid the quick increase in infection rates.

He said WHO always urges increasing the number of tests to discover more coronavirus patients, noting that the increase in number of tests is a positive development within the framework of the strategy of preventive measures to face coronavirus.

Flattening the curve depends of the extent of people’s commitment to the preventive measures, Jabbour said, noting that coronavirus will be present during the coming period and that new waves of infections can take place.
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