Egypt reports 157 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily figure since April

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A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo)
A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 4, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday 157 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily figure since April 22, raising the total cases registered in the country to 94,640, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement on Monday. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo)

Egypt reported on Monday 157 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily figure since April 22, raising the total cases registered in the country to 94,640, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

A total of 23 patients died from the pandemic on the same day, bringing the death toll to 4,888, while 1,611 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 44,066, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in the statement.

The Egyptian Health Ministry stated earlier on Monday that the recovery rates for people infected with coronavirus in quarantine hospitals have risen to 44.9 percent for the first time since the beginning of the crisis.

Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8.

The country saw a record of 1,774 COVID-19 daily infections on June 19.

But since the first week of July, daily new coronavirus fatalities and infections in Egypt started to gradually decline amid a significant increase in daily new recoveries.

Egypt and China have been working together on fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.

In early February, Egypt provided aid to China to help with its fight against COVID-19 and China later sent three batches of medical aid to the North African country, the latest of which was in mid-May.

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