The fourth wave of COVID-19 is rapidly spreading, affecting the younger age groups and children, Megahed warned, and called on citizens to continue calmly following precautionary measures, Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said.
During a phone call with the Tahrir Hall program on the Sada al-Balad channel, Megahed added that the fourth wave of the coronavirus started in Egypt at the beginning of September, but assured that the rate of infections and deaths in Egypt is not as high as in other countries or during previous waves.
While numbers are expected to increase and spread, symptoms are milder than ever, he pointed out
However, he urged citizens to continue to adhere to precautionary measures even after receiving the vaccine as it does not guard against infections but only relieves the symptoms.
“Since the beginning of the fourth wave, there has been a rapid spread, with milder symptoms,” he continued, stressing that mild and moderate cases are isolated at home, and only some specific cases that require special care are hospitalized.
He stated that Egypt recorded its “Delta+” variant infections in July in a 35-year-old woman, and assured that her condition did not require hospitalization and she recovered.
The fourth wave is rapidly spreading, affecting the younger age groups and children, Megahed warned, and called on citizens to continue calmly following precautionary measures.
Death rates from the pandemic in Egypt are lower compared to global rates by three percent, and vary from one wave to another, he said.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday reported 531 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths, and 498 recoveries.
A total of 294,482 cases have been disclosed in Egypt, alongside 16,908 deaths and 247,948 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.