Egypt reports 85 coronavirus deaths in single day

People wearing face masks take selfies on a street in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 2020. Egypt witnessed on Friday a record of 1,577 single-day new COVID-19 cases, raising the total infections confirmed in the country since mid-February to 41,303, said spokesman with the Health Ministry. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt on Monday confirmed that 85 more patients had succumbed to the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 2,278.

According to the Health Ministry, another 1,576 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 56,809.

The ministry also added that 15,133 patients have recovered so far from the virus.

After emerging last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US.

There are more than 9 million confirmed infections globally, including over 471,700 deaths and 4.51 million recoveries.

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