Coronaplague Roundup

Egypt records below 1,000 daily coronavirus cases for first time since May
[AlAhram] Figures show 969 people nationwide have tested positive for the highly contagious virus over the past 24 hours while 79 others lost their lives.

Monday's figures bring the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in mid-February to 76,222 and the death toll to 3,422.

Egypt first recorded more than 1,000 cases a day on 28 May (1,127 cases) along with 29 fatalities.

The health ministry said on Monday that 512 patients were discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,238.

Since June, Egypt has moved towards a gradual reopening of its economy as part of a plan to “coexist” with the virus. The reopening comes amid expectations of recording lower numbers of cases by the second half of July.
Posted by: Fred 2020-07-07