Egypt records 153 new COVID-19 cases,bringing the tally to 101,009

A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo)
People wearing face masks are seen in a shopping mall in Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt on Sunday recorded 153 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 101,009, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

According to the Ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed through a statement,21 patients died from the novel coronavirus the same day, bringing the death toll to 5,648, while 900 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 84,161.

Total recoveries in Egypt currently exceed 83 percent of the total cases registered in the country.

Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the viral disease on March 8.

Amid declining COVID-19 infections and increasing recoveries, Egypt 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.