Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed announced Thursday that 95 percent of coronavirus deaths in Egypt are related to chronic diseases.
Zayed appealed to coronavirus patients with chronic diseases to seek necessary medical services and medicines. She added that medical convoys are being sent to different neighborhoods and villages to examine residents.
On Thursday, Zayed held a conference with Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal and Giza Governor Ahmed Rashid to review developments regarding coronavirus infections in the two governorates that have the highest infection rates in Egypt .
All three officers referred to medical convoys distributing medicines to home quarantine cases and their contacts.
Zayed stressed that preventive and medical care is available in hospitals, as well as drugs for the virus.
According to Zayed, quarantine hospitals in various governorates continue to provide medical services for the cases according to updated treatment protocols.
The Beni Suef Health Directorate announced the death of Dr. Nabila Abdel Hamid, a doctor at Beni Suef Central Hospital, who died while caring for her infected mother.
The villages of al-Arawa and Abdel Qader Qebly near Alexandria were redeveloped by the authorities after positive cases were confirmed in both villages.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths has now reached 1,938 nationwide after 88 deaths were announced on Thursday.
Egypt confirmed 1,218 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 50,437.
According to Health Department spokesman Khaled Megahed, the total number of fully recovered cases rose to 13,528, of which 387 left hospitals on Thursday.
Revised translation by Al-Masry Al-Youm