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Egypt reports record 789 daily new COVID-19 cases, 18,756 in total

Baku, May 27, AZERTAC

Egypt reported on Tuesday a record 789 daily new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number in the North African country to 18,756, said the health ministry, according to Xinhua.

It is the eighth consecutive day for Egypt's COVID-19 daily infections to exceed 700.

Meanwhile, 14 patients died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll in Egypt to 797, while 127 more patients were completely cured and discharged from hospitals, raising the recoveries to 5,027, the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

He highlighted Egypt's close cooperation and coordination with the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19 case detection and necessary medical care.

Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 infection on Feb. 14 and the first death from the pandemic on March 8, both foreigners.

On Monday, Health Minister Hala Zayed said 291 Egyptian medics were infected with the coronavirus and 11 died from the disease.

Responding to complaints from the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, the minister announced allocation of a 20-bed floor in each isolation hospital for infected medics.

The Egyptian health ministry has recently prepared 320 public hospitals for receiving and treating COVID-19 cases, besides those hospitals of chest and fever diseases that have been working with full capacity since the beginning of the crisis.

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