In its statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Population announced that it recorded 69 new cases of coronavirus , in the largest number of infected people since the outbreak of the virus in Egypt, bringing the total infections to 779 cases, including those returning from abroad, and deaths to 52 cases after registering 6 new deaths, Including a Jordanian citizen.
Statement of the Ministry of Health
The number of those finally recovered reached 179 cases, after 22 people quit quarantine after full recovery, including a Malaysian woman, and those whose results turned from positive to negative, reached 221 people.
The Minister of Health stated, in a video broadcast on the Ministry’s Facebook page, that the most affected age group is the age group 50 to 59, or 22% of the total number of the infections, adding that 94% of the deceased were in the age group over 50 and 100. % Of the deceased were suffering from chronic diseases or tumors.
Stability of the epidemiological situation in Egypt
She pointed out that the male ratio reached 61% of the total infections, the female percentage reached 39%, and the infection rate for children under ten years reached 2% of the total number of infections, pointing out that the average period of hospital stay from the time of admission until full recovery was 8 Days, confirming the stability of the epidemiological situation in Egypt compared to the global epidemiological situation.
self-isolation for travelers
the minister appealed to people coming from outside Egypt and all those involved in positive cases and their families, to follow the measures taken by the state and the Ministry of Health and Population instructions regarding isolation for a period of 14 days, which contributes to reducing the number of daily infections and deaths.