Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population now released its report on COVID-19 infections, deaths and recoveries on Saturday at the start of each week instead of daily.
Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said the reports would now be released every Saturday.
Abdel-Ghaffar said the move follows the recession of the fifth wave of the pandemic and the drop in infection rates to almost constant rates for two consecutive weeks in addition to the drop in hospitalization rates.
The spokesperson hoped that the decline would continue both in Egypt and globally and urged continued expansion of vaccines to target groups on schedule. He also called for continued observance of precautionary measures, especially during Ramadan.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population reported 854 new coronavirus cases, eight deaths and 733 recoveries on Saturday.
A total of 495,373 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 24,277 deaths and 424,831 recoveries.
Vaccinations with the third booster dose began on December 21 in Egypt.
Egypt was able to supply all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna, in a short time, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the supply of coronavirus vaccines.
The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort to provide free vaccines to citizens, thanks to permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies.