The Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Dr. Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said on Thursday that the climax of the sixth wave of COVID-19 in Egypt ended, local reports indicated.
Tag El Din added that the number of daily infections of the virus declined, and the majority of them were mild and moderate cases.
Regarding the rates of deaths, the Presidential advisor added that the rates of death linked to Coronavirus are very low.
He asserted that the pandemic still exists globally, therefore, following the protective measures and the medical procedures against the virus is necessary.
Last week, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Acting Minister of Health, announced, on Tuesday, that COVID-19 infections in Egypt fell by 55% this week, compared to the last one, in addition, the rates of death related to the virus declined by 20%.
The statements of the minister came after the latest meeting that was held yesterday for observing the medical situation in Egypt.
Abdel Ghaffar examined a review of the rates of Coronavirues-infected cases hospitalization that dropped by 60%.
He added that 75% of the reported infections in June and July were for unvaccinated people, therefore, the minister urged people to have their doses.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health urged families and parents to vaccinate their children aged between 12 and 15 years old.
The ministry also pointed out the presence of online registration for receiving the doses, in addition, it asserted that the vaccines are safe and effective.
Last week, the Ministry of Health started distributing more than 50,000 Rapid Coronavirus Test kits in various medical facilities of the ministry including the pharmacies of Ambulance Authority’s spots, alongside the public hospitals.
Hossam Hosny, the Head of the Scientific Committee for Combating Coronavirus, told reporters that those test kits can identify the infection of the virus, asserting that private pharmacies will not distribute those kinds of kits.
Hosny highlighted that the kits can detect Omicron with its subvariants, adding that the latest updated version of the COVID-19 treatment protocol will be available in all hospitals nationwide in hours.