News

COVID-19 Cases in Egypt Pass the 10,000 Mark

COVID-19 Cases in Egypt Pass the 10,000 Mark

Minister of Health Hala Zayed. Source: Ministry of Health’s Facebook Page

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population has reported 347 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases recorded in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak to 10,093. This marks an increase of nearly 3,000 cases since last week.

The ministry also announced 11 coronavirus-related deaths today and 154 recoveries. According to the government agency, 544 people have died from the disease in Egypt since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and 2326 cases have fully recovered.

الصحة: ارتفاع حالات الشفاء من مصابي فيروس كورونا إلى 2326 وخروجهم من مستشفيات العزل والحجر الصحيالصحة: ارتفاع عدد…

Posted by ‎وزارة الصحة والسكان المصرية‎ on Tuesday, 12 May 2020

This comes as the Egyptian government faces mounting public pressure to redress its COVID-19 response, with many, including the president of the country’s Medical Syndicate, calling for a full lockdown.

Earlier this week, Egypt secured a $2.772 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), according to Al Ahram. The loan is reportedly aimed at easing the economic recession brought about by the pandemic and is earmarked for healthcare and social security spending, as well as bailing out the industries and sectors that have been hit the hardest by economic fallout.

GERD Filling Plan Trudges On Despite Egyptian Concern Amidst COVID-19
How Many COVID-19 Tests Have Been Conducted in Egypt?

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Reports New Record 1,127 COVID-19 Cases, Toll Reaches 20,793

Egyptian StreetsMay 28, 2020

‘Enemies of the State Questioning Our Efforts’: Egypt’s President Sisi Calls for Unity

Egyptian StreetsMay 28, 2020

Egypt’s Medical Syndicate Blames Health Ministry for Rising Death Toll Among Healthcare Workers As COVID-19 Cases Soar to 18756

Egyptian StreetsMay 26, 2020

Egyptian Authorities Investigate ‘Rape Allegations’ of Underage Female TikTok User

Egyptian StreetsMay 25, 2020

Africa Can Collectively Face COVID-19 Through Regional Supply Chains: Minister Rania Al Mashat

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2020

Eid Set to Start on Sunday in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Reach 15,000 in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2020

Egypt Records 745 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Passes 14,000

Egyptian StreetsMay 20, 2020