CAIRO – Egypt’s ministry of health on Monday confirmed 931 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of cases in the country to 83,001.
In a statement, Khaled Megahed, the Egyptian ministry of health spokesperson noted that 3,935 patients have since succumbed to the virus from the day the first COVID-19 case was reported in Egypt on Feb. 14.
He also revealed that 556 others have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 24,975.
Egypt resumed international flights on July 1 after more than three months of suspension, amid a “coexistence plan” to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.
More recently, the Egyptian government lifted a partial nighttime curfew that had been imposed over the past three months, and also reopened restaurants, cafes, theaters and cinemas, as well as hotels, museums and archaeological sites for tourists, all with limited capacity.