Egypt reports 49 new daily COVID-19 cases

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Egypt has reported 49 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in over 15 months, it is as a result of the vaccination drive and precautionary measures taken to contain the pandemic’s spread.

The Egyptian health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that, the total COVID-19 cases in Egypt rose to 283,862, while its death toll increased to 16,465 and its total recoveries climbed to 225,869.

The vaccination and the precautionary measures implemented in Egypt led to the current decline of COVID-19 daily infections.

Ali, also member of the anti-coronavirus committee, explained that the more people are vaccinated and precautionary measures are implemented, the lower chances for the rise in infections.

“Although the COVID-19 vaccines haven’t been taken by a lot of Egyptians, vaccination has contributed to reduce the infection cases.

“The vaccine is the number one factor that leads to declining cases, and the precautionary measures comes next,” he said.

Egypt has been cooperating with China in producing the Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in the North African country, as per an agreement signed in April between Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) and Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac.

The cooperation between Egypt and China in COVID-19 vaccine production was praised by the World Health Organization earlier in July as a successful model for international cooperation and transfer of global expertise, which contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14, 2020 and the first death from the respiratory disease on March 8 of the same year.

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