Egypt Sets New Daily Record With 47 Deaths From COVID-19

CAIRO, June 3 (NNN-MENA) – Egypt on Tuesday set a new record with 47 single-day fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the death toll in the country to 1,052, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

A total of 1,152 new cases were recorded, raising the total infections in Egypt, since mid-Feb to 27,536, the ministry’s spokesman, Khaled Megahed, said in a statement.

It is the sixth consecutive day for Egypt’s COVID-19 daily infections to surpass 1,000.

Megahed added, 380 patients were completely cured and discharged from hospitals on Tuesday, increasing the total recoveries to 6,827.

Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 infection on Feb 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on Mar 8, both of whom were foreigners.

Since Mar 25, the Egyptian government has been imposing a constantly renewed nighttime curfew, which varied between nine and 13 hours, to curb the spread of the virus.

The current nine-hour nighttime curfew will continue until mid-June, when the government will consider easing relevant restrictions, amid a “coexistence plan” to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures, while resuming services, businesses and economic activities.

The government already started gradual reopening of services and offices that have been halted since mid-Mar, and allowed reopening of dozens of hotels for local tourists with 50-percent capacity.– NNN-MENA