Covid tally rises to fresh record after brief plateau
We’ve broken another record: The Health Ministry reported 2,298 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 2,291 the day before — setting a new all-time record for daily cases after two days of marginally lower tallies. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 437,350 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 58 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 22,877.
The vaccine tally: 27,081,735 people are now fully vaccinated against the virus, while some 10.8 mn people have received only their first shots and 629,087 people have received booster shots.
Germany sends 340k AstraZeneca jabs our way: The donation of 338k vaccine doses arrived on Friday evening, according to a Health Ministry statement. The donated jabs bring the total number of covid-19 vaccine doses sent to us from Germany to around 4 mn, including those sent through the Gavi / Covax program, Egyptian Ambassador to Berlin Khaled Galal said in a Foreign Ministry statement last week.