first_imgEgypt reports 488 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths Egypt sees highest daily COVID-19 recoveries, fewer infections, deaths Egypt’s COVID-19 recoveries rises to 201center_img A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo) A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 4, 2020.  (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo)Egypt confirmed on Wednesday 18 deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily fatalities in the country since May 27.Egypt also saw the highest daily recoveries, as 1,613 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 47,182, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.Egypt also reported 123 new infections on Wednesday, bringing the total cases registered in Egypt since the outbreak of the pandemic to 94,875, according to the statement.It is the fourth consecutive day for COVID-19 daily infections in Egypt to fall below 200, after they started to surpass 200 on April 22 until they hit a record 1,774 cases on June 19.But from the first week of July, coronavirus daily fatalities and infections in Egypt started to gradually decline along with highly increasing daily recoveries.Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8.  A total of 4,930 people have died in Egypt from COVID-19.Egypt resumed international flights in early July after it lifted a partial nighttime curfew it has been imposing since late March and reopened restaurants, cafes, theaters and cinemas, as well as hotels, museums and archeological sites, all with limited capacity.Easing restrictions is part of a coexistence plan adopted by the government over the past weeks to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.Egypt and China have been working together on fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.In early February, Egypt provided aid to China to help with its fight against COVID-19 and China later sent three batches of medical aid to the North African country, the latest of which was in mid-May.Relatedlast_img