Egypt Independent

Professor at Egypt’s Monufiya University dies of coronavirus



Egypt’s Medical Syndicate on Wednesday announced the death of Dr. Hassan Farhat, Professor of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine at Egypt’s Monufiya University.

Farhat died of complications arising from a COVID-19 infection, according to the syndicate’s official Facebook page.

Egypt on Tuesday confirmed 720 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 13,484.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths has now reached 659 nationwide, after announcing fourteen deaths.

The total number of fully-recovered cases rose to 3,742, all of whom have been discharged from isolation hospitals.

Three hundred and two cases left quarantine on Tuesday.

A total of 4,275 positive cases have been tested in Egypt, with all results now returned negative.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm