The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced, on Thursday evening, that 589 cases and 46 new deaths have been recorded with the Corona virus, which causes the “Covid-19” infection.
The ministry’s spokesman, Khaled Mujahid, stated, in a new daily statistic, that the number of registered infections with the emerging corona virus “COVID-19” in the country during the past 24 hours increased by 589, to reach 180,640 cases.
Mujahid stated that, during the past day, the Ministry of Health monitored 46 new deaths due to the virus, bringing the death toll from the pandemic in the country to the level of 10541 people.
On Tuesday morning, Egypt received 300 thousand doses of the Chinese “Sinopharm” vaccine to prevent corona virus, according to the Ministry of Health, in the second batch it received from the company after the first shipment that included 50 thousand doses in December 2020.
Egypt also obtained 50,000 doses of the “AstraZeneca” vaccine in early February, as part of its program to vaccinate health workers.
A statement from the Russian Direct Investment Fund on Wednesday indicated that Egypt had agreed to use the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine, to become the 34th country outside Russia and the third in North Africa to adopt this vaccine.