On Saturday, Egypt reported 45 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total infection tally to 284,215 since the outbreak began in February 2020, according to the health ministry in its daily briefing statement.
The ministry also reported 4 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16,518.
The statement added that 545 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 229,712.
Egypt will receive 148.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine as of August till the year-end, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Thursday.
The doses will be sufficient to inoculate 83.7 million citizens, the minister said during the weekly cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli at the cabinet headquarters in new Alamein city.
New quantities of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 raw materials are to arrive in the country in August to manufacture 70.2 million jabs, she said.
The new arrivals will also include 20 million doses of Sputnik vaccine, 20 million doses of Johnson &Johnson vaccine, 35.6 million of AstraZeneca, and 2.4 million of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, she added.
She noted that infection and death rates are remarkably declining in the country.