A lack of trial data transparency from China has raised concerns, but the country is confidently pushing ahead.
An intensive care unit at an Egyptian hospital caught fire on Saturday, killing seven coronavirus patients, officials said.
Egypt has at least 10 times more covid cases than official figures show, medical group official says
A member of Egypt’s Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus has said that coronavirus infection numbers in Egypt are at least ten times higher than what has been announced by the health ministry.
Egypt registered on Tuesday 432 new coronavirus cases, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 117,156, according to a statement released by Health Ministry.
After a rush of coronavirus patients overwhelmed Egypt’s healthcare system in the spring, the official number of new COVID-19 cases in the country calmed over the summer. Yet, the decline in new cases was not mirrored in the country’s daily number of deaths.
Egypt’s official COVID-19 infection tally crossed 110,000 on Thursday evening, with the Ministry of Health reporting 214 new infections and 12 new deaths.
The coronavirus pandemic is testing health systems around the world. Egypt’s system is no exception to this rule, particularly in some of its border regions where there are not enough qualified doctors to operate what life-saving equipment there is.
Russian diplomats have been busy in Cairo, meeting with Egyptian officials and the local media to promote the so-called Sputnik V, a vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute — even though clinical trials have not been completed on the drug, and the Chinese seem to be spearheading the race for an agreement with Egypt.
The Egyptian Health and Population Minister, Hala Zayed, outlined on Monday the country’s action plan for a possible second wave of coronavirus, during the meeting of Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of the Coronavirus Crisis.
According to Egypt’s Ministry of Health, the number of COVID-19 infections has surpassed 100,000 as of Monday.