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Saturday 21 March 2020 – 2:14 PM
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Saturday 21 March 2020 – 2:15 PM
Carry out a PCR analysis twice after 48 hours
Sources at the Ministry of Health and Population said that the ministry has been applying since the emergence of the new Corona virus (Covid 19) instructions inside the isolation hospitals, which is that after 14 days have passed the coronary, because the 14 days is the incubation period of the disease, noting that these instructions were Changing it in all isolation hospitals, to new instructions, that to make sure that the person with corona heals, a “PCR” analysis must be done twice, 48 hours apart, and in the two analyzes the result is negative.
The sources added to Al-Shorouk that, for the Egyptian returning from Serbia, who was the first case of an Egyptian infected with corona in Egypt on March 5, his tests are still positive for the virus, because he was suffering from pneumonia before being infected with the Corona virus, which made his condition unstable for several days.
The sources indicated that an analysis of the returnee from Serbia was made and the result was negative, but with the analysis conducted 48 hours later the tests came out positive again, explaining that for this reason his stay in the quarantine exceeded 14 days and he did not come out yet.
The sources stated that until now there are about 13 governorates at the level of the republic that showed cases of coronavirus emerging in Upper Egypt such as Luxor and Aswan, including in Cairo and Giza, and some tourist governorates such as Hurghada and South Sinai, as well as some governorates of Lower Egypt such as Alexandria, Beheira, and Dakahlia.
On Friday evening, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of 29 new cases that proved positive for its laboratory analyzes of the virus, including one for a foreigner and 28 Egyptians, some of whom are returning from abroad, others who are in contact with positive cases that were discovered and announced previously, and the death of an Egyptian citizen who 60 years old, from Giza governorate, was returning from Italy.
The total number registered in Egypt with the new corona virus until Friday is 285 cases, including 39 cases that have been cured and discharged from the isolation hospital, and 8 deaths.
The ministry confirmed the increase in the number of cases whose laboratory results have turned from positive to negative for the new corona virus (COFED-19) to 60 cases, indicating that 11 cases of new corona virus patients have been discharged from the isolation hospital, after receiving the necessary medical care and completing their recovery in accordance with organized guidelines Global health, the cases include 5 Egyptians, including a “doctor and nurse”, in addition to 6 foreigners of different nationalities, bringing the total of those who have recovered from the virus to 39, out of the 60 cases whose results have been laboratory transformed from positive to negative.