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  • Thursday ,09 July 2020
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28% of hospitalised coronavirus patients have recovered: Egypts health ministry

by-ahram

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Thursday ,09 July 2020

28% of hospitalised coronavirus patients have recovered: Egypts health ministry

 Egypt s Ministry of Health said in a statement on Wednesday that the recovery rate for coronavirus patients in isolation hospitals has risen to 28.1 percent, marking the highest level since the epidemic hit the country on 14 February.

 
The ministry said that the total number of coronavirus recoveries nationwide has reached 21,718 so far.
 
The health ministry s statement added that the country is currently witnessing a stable death rate of 4.5 percent for coronavirus patients.
 
The first coronavirus fatality announced in Egypt was on 8 March. While it took the respiratory virus almost a month to reach 94 fatalities on 7 April, it took only 24 hours for the virus to claim 97 lives, the highest single-day death toll to date, on 15 May.
 
The health minister said in a statement on 16 June that Egypt is among the countries with the lowest coronavirus death rates, adding that patients with chronic diseases have had the highest mortality rate.
 
The minister added that 60 percent of the coronavirus fatalities in Egypt are in patients who are over 60 years old.
 
Driven by economic concerns, Egypt began on 27 June to ease lockdown measures more than three months after they were imposed, lifting a nighttime curfew and allowing more businesses to reopen, including restaurants, coffee shops and cinemas.