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Egypt coronavirus count surpasses 40,000

ANI | Updated: Jun 13, 2020 08:57 IST


Cairo [Egypt], June 13 (Sputnik/ANI): Egypt has registered a record 1,577 new cases of the coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours, which brings the country's tally to over 40,000, Khaled Megahed, a spokesperson for the country's Health Ministry, said on Friday.
"[A total of] 1,577 new positive tests for coronavirus were registered. They were detected through monitoring people who were in contact with infected people. Forty-five people died from the disease over the past day," Megahed said in a statement obtained by Sputnik.
The previous record in daily increase in COVID-19 cases -- 1,536 -- was recorded on May 31.
"The total number of coronavirus patients in Egypt is 41,303, 11,108 people have recovered, 1,422 people have died," the official added. (Sputnik/ANI)

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