Egypt Independent

CORRECTED: Egypt confirms 230 new coronavirus cases, total now 98,727



(Corrects the number of infected cases from 830 to 230.)

Egypt’s Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed 230 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number so far to 98,727.

The ministry announced 23 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths nationwide to 5,399.

And the ministry also announced that 818 cases left quarantine after receiving treatment, bringing the total number of fully-recovered cases to 72,120 – all of whom have been discharged from isolation hospitals.

Patients are considered recovered from coronavirus infection if symptoms disappear within 10 days of their onset, according to World Health Organization guidelines.

Egypt’s Ministry of Health is keeping abreast of the coronavirus situation nationwide, and is taking all preemptive measures against any viruses and infectious diseases.

The ministry has allocated the hotlines 105 and 15335, WhatsApp number 01553105105, as well as the “Health Egypt” application to receive any inquiries regarding the coronavirus.