Egypt’s COVID-19 recoveries rises to 201

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A security guard at Cairo University wears a protective mask following the suspension of study for only undergraduate students amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Cairo, Egypt March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien
A security guard at Cairo University wears a protective mask following the suspension of study for only undergraduate students amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Cairo, Egypt March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

The number of COVID-19 cases in Egypt continues to rise,with 86 new cases announced by the Ministry of Health on Thursday night, marking the highest daily increase to date. The Ministry of Health also announced six new fatalities, raising the death toll to 58.

According to the statement, the new cases include people who recently returned to Egypt from abroad. Egyptians living abroad wishing to return to Egypt are required to be quarantined in hotels designated by the government.

The number of recoveries also continues to rise. The Ministry of Health says 282 people have now tested negative for COVID-19, 201 of whom have fully recovered.

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