Egypt confirmed on Wednesday 169 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total infections discovered in the country so far to 3,659, said the Egyptian Health Ministry in a statement.
Meanwhile, 12 patients died of the novel coronavirus in Egypt on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 276, according to the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed.
Megahed added that 65 cases, including two foreigners, were completely cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 935.
For more than a month now, Egypt has been implementing temporary closure of schools and universities, entertainment places, restaurants, malls, museums and archeological sites, besides suspending flights and halting sports activities.
On Thursday, the country is scheduled to conclude a nationwide 10-hour nighttime curfew that has been lasting for two weeks and is expected to be renewed over COVID-19 concerns.