The Egyptian government confirmed a new daily maximum of new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and exceeded the threshold of 18,000 infections as part of an upward trend in the African country in recent weeks that has caused the authorities to weigh up a restriction.
The Department of Health has detailed that 789 coronavirus cases have been detected in the last 24 hours, a total of 18,756 and 14 deceased, which corresponds to 797 deaths, according to the Egyptian newspaper. Al Ahram ‘.
Department spokesman Jaled Megahed added that 127 patients were discharged from the hospital on the last day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 5,027 in the African country, one of the most affected by the pandemic on the continent.
The Egyptian authorities warned on May 11 that they could finally limit the country as the number of cases and deaths has increased significantly in recent days, although they have tried to avoid this measure so far.