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COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt

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COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt
Map of governorates with confirmed (red) or suspected (blue) coronavirus cases (as of 13 May)
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseCairo
Arrival date14 February 2020
(4 years, 4 months and 6 days)
Confirmed cases10,431 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases7,389 (as of 13 May)
Recovered2,486 (as of 13 May)
556 (as of 13 May)
Cases in 24 Governorates [2]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Egypt by 14 February 2020. As of 1 May 2020, there have been 5,895 confirmed cases, 1,460 recoveries and 406 deaths.[3]

Response[change | change source]

All flights from China to Egypt were banned starting on 26 January. Egypt's health ministry announced the first case in the country at Cairo International Airport involving a Chinese national on 14 February.[4][5]

Egyptian authorities had talked to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the patient had been placed in quarantined isolation in hospital.[6]

Cases[change | change source]

On 8 March, a 60-year-old German citizen died in Hurghada, the first German fatality from the virus.[7] The next day, the World Health Organization said that there were 56 confirmed cases in Egypt.[8] On the same day, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism said that they discovered 3 additional cases with three people who work in a hotel.[9]

In early April, cases surpassed 1000.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "الصفحة الرسمية للمتحدث الرسمي لوزارة الصحة والسكان". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  2. "الصحة: حالات كورونا تم اكتشافها بـ24 محافظة..وإجراءات الحكومة خفضت الإصابات". youm7.com. 22 March 2020.
  3. Egypt reports highest single-day coronavirus death toll at 20, plus 248 new infections on Monday[permanent dead link] at Al-Ahram (retrieved 28 April 2020)
  4. "Egypt announces first Coronavirus infection". Egypt Today. 14 February 2020. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. "Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for all returnees". BBC News. 14 February 2020. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  6. "Egypt's health ministry announces first confirmed coronavirus case". France 24. 14 February 2020. Archived from the original on 16 February 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  7. Hamburg, Hamburger Abendblatt- (10 March 2020). "Coronavirus: RKI meldet 1139 Fälle – Israel weist alle Touristen aus". www.abendblatt.de.
  8. "عاجل.. "الصحة العالمية": ارتفاع الحالات المصابة بكورونا في مصر إلى 56". الوطن. 9 March 2020.
  9. "مصدر بالسياحة: إصابة 3 من العاملين بفندق "فيرمونت" بكورونا". الوطن. 9 March 2020.
  10. "Egypt's coronavirus infection rate exceeds 1,000 on Saturday: Ministry of Health and Population". egyptindependent.com. 4 April 2020.