WORLD Egypt confirms 39 new COVID-19 cases


Egypt confirms 39 new COVID-19 cases

By Zhou Zhou | People's Daily app

05:04, March 24, 2020


(Photo: Xinhua)

Cairo (People’s Daily) -- Egypt confirmed 39 new cases of COVID-19 and including five fatalities on Monday, according to a statement from the country’s Health Ministry.  The total number of confirmed cases has hit 366 with the death tally standing at 19, while another 68 have fully recovered.

Senior Egyptian military official Major General Shafie Abdel Halim Dawoud died the same day he was treating COVID-19 victims, local media reported. 

Dawould’s death follows another senior-ranking military official who died while helping COVID-19 victims.  Both officials contracted the virus after participating in disease prevention efforts.  

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