Egypt records 125 new COVID-19 cases

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An almost empty street is seen during curfew amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim festival marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Cairo, Egypt May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
People wearing face masks walk 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 registered late on Saturday 125 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 104,387.

Also on Saturday, 11 more patients passed away from the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 6,040, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 51 more patients recovered and left hospitals, raising the total recoveries to 97,643, he added.

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

Around mid-June, Egypt saw a peak of COVID-19 daily infections and deaths, with a record 97 deaths on June 15 and 1,774 infections on June 19, before they started to decline in the first week of July.

Egypt has been easing relevant restrictions over the past three months as part of a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.

Egypt and China have been cooperating closely in fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.

In early February, Egypt sent a batch of medical supplies to China to help with its fight against COVID-19 and China later sent three batches of medical aid to the North African country.

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