Egypt lists new 609 COVID-19 infections

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population reported on Friday that 609 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 42 others succumbed to their illness in the past 24 hours.

The figures took the country’s COVID-19 tally to 172,602 infections and 9,899 deaths, the ministry’s Spokesman Dr. Khaled Mujahed noted in a press release.

Up to 508 patients have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the overall recoveries to 134,215, he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency