Egypt reports 329 new COVID-19 cases, highest since July 31

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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
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 registered late on Wednesday 329 new COVID-19 infections, the highest daily cases since July 31, bringing the total cases in the country to 111,613, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

In a statement, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said 14 patients died from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll in the country to 6,495, while 133 others completely recovered, taking the total recoveries to 101,421.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly warned at a virtual cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the second wave of the pandemic currently striking several countries globally is more widespread and dangerous than the first one.

He reiterated the importance of abiding by the preventative measures in different workplaces, urging that Egypt should avoid slipping into the risky curve.

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

COVID-19 daily infections in Egypt have been climbing in recent weeks. Around mid-June, Egypt saw a peak of COVID-19 daily infections and fatalities before they started to gradually decline in the first week of July.

Amid declining COVID-19 infections and deaths, 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.

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