On Monday, Egypt reported 623 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total infection tally to 178,774 since the outbreak began in February.
The health ministry also reported 51 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 10,404.
The statement said that 346 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 138,183.
Despite Egypt entering the second wave of the pandemic in early December, the country witnessed a decline in the daily infection rate in January before fluctuating up and down since last week.
Starting Saturday, medical staff at hospitals nationwide — that are not designated for coronavirus treatment — and patients with chronic diseases will be administered the coronavirus vaccines.
Egypt has vaccinated hundreds of medical staffers at coronavirus isolation and triage hospitals nationwide as a first step in the country’s vaccination campaign, which kicked off in mid-January.