Egypt’s recorded COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 mark

Egyptians wearing face masks against Covid-19 Khaled Desouki | AFP
Egyptians wearing face masks against Covid-19 queue up to vote on August 11, 2020 for a new senate in an upper house election. Khaled Desouki | AFP

Egypt’s total recorded coronavirus cases hit 100,041 on Monday, the health ministry said in a statement.

The total death toll from the disease reached 5,541, with 79,008 recoveries, the health ministry added with 178 infections recorded.

Health ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed also noted that 900 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours

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

Amid declining daily COVID-19 infections and fatalities, the most populous Arab country has been easing relevant restrictions over the past couple of months as part of a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.