COVID-19 in Egypt: 884 new cases, 61 deaths reported on Sunday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday reported 884 new coronavirus cases, 61 deaths, and 766 recoveries.

A total of 350,397 cases have been reported in Egypt, this includes 19,933 deaths and 291,980 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.

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.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed on Wednesday the need to fully comply with the decisions of the Higher Committee for the Management of the Coronavirus Crisis.

The government imposed a ban for unvaccinated employees from entering their workplaces at government facilities, unvaccinated university students from entering universities as of November 15, as well as banning unvaccinated citizens from entering any government facility as of December 1.

A statement from the Health and Population Ministry on Wednesday said that a total of 41,939.792 coronavirus doses have has been administered in Egypt so far.

The total number of those who received the first dose of vaccine amounted to 27,485,140, and 14,454,652 for second dose.

Egypt has thus far succeeded in providing all types of vaccines against the coronavirus, according to Government reports.

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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