COVID-19 in Egypt: 847 new cases, 25 deaths reported on Friday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Friday reported 847 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths, and 539 recoveries.

A total of 385,575 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 21,752 deaths and 320,563 recoveries.

An official report from the Health Ministry stated on Wednesday that Egypt has so far received 119.3 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines.

The total consumed doses so far reached 55.7 million, acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said Wednesday, adding that there are about 64,335,246 doses available.

Vaccinations with the third booster dose began on December 21 in Egypt, he said.

Abdel Ghaffar announced that Egypt received 347,460 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Thursday morning at Cairo International Airport, through the COVAX in cooperation with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.

Egypt was able in a short time to provide all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.

The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort in providing vaccines to citizens for free, through permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies

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