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Monday, 13 September 2021

Covid cases continue to rise

Covid cases continue to rise: The Health Ministry reported 471 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 458 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 292,957 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 11 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 16,871.

The fourth wave is in effect: Daily cases have now risen 70% since the beginning of September.

But deaths are remaining low: The daily death toll has remained low over the past two weeks, despite the rise in cases.

Egypt still has one of the worst mortality rates in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data, with almost 6% of confirmed cases resulting in death.

Egypt, South Korea in talks over vaccine tech: Egyptian health officials are discussing with the South Korean government the transfer of technology and expertise needed to produce covid-19 vaccines, the Health Ministry said in a statement yesterday, without providing further details.

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