Monday 16 March 2020
Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, instructed to take strict preventive measures in the governorates of Dakahlia, Damietta, and Minya, due to the monitoring of a large number of those in contact with the positive cases of Corona virus in those governorates, in coordination with all ministries and relevant authorities.
The Ministry of Health and Population announced today, Monday, the registration of 40 new cases that proved positive for its analysis of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19), bringing the number of infected to 166 cases, in addition to recording two new deaths.
The Ministry of Health said in a statement today, that the preventive measures taken in those governorates, including increasing the number of epidemiological investigation teams, clearing governmental and non-governmental facilities, and intensifying awareness campaigns to prevent all infectious diseases, in addition to ensuring the application of self-isolation measures as a precaution.
Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Adviser to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson of the ministry, said that the new cases that have proven positive today include 35 Egyptians, 5 cases of foreigners of different nationalities, explaining that among them are 8 cases returning from Umrah, and the rest from those in contact with the positive cases that It was previously discovered and announced, as part of the Ministry’s surveillance and investigation procedures, in accordance with WHO guidelines.
Mujahid pointed out that two new deaths were recorded, one for a 72-year-old German national in Luxor Governorate, and the other for a 50-year-old Egyptian from Dakahlia Governorate, who was in contact with the Egyptian woman who died on March 12 in the same governorate, pointing out that the family of the deceased, who numbered 3, was Draw samples for them and their results were positive for the emerging coronavirus, and they are among the total number of reported positive cases.
Mujahid said that all recorded cases of HIV positive in isolation hospitals are completely stable and subject to medical care according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, except for 7 cases of moderate condition, and two cases of unstable condition.
He pointed out that the total of those recovering from the virus 26 cases to date, out of 34 cases whose results have changed laboratory from positive to negative for Corona virus (Covid-19), and the rest of the “negative” cases are followed up in isolation hospitals and their condition is stable.
Mujahid revealed the total number of people who have been registered in Egypt with the new Corona virus until Monday is 166 cases, including 26 cases that have been cured and discharged from the isolation hospital, and 4 deaths.
Mujahid also reiterated not to monitor any cases infected or suspected of infection with the new Corona virus in all governorates of the Republic except what has been announced, indicating that once suspected of any infection will be announced immediately, in full transparency in accordance with international health regulations, and in coordination with the World Health Organization.
The Ministry of Health and Population also continues to raise its preparations at all ports of the country (air, land, and sea), follow the situation first-hand regarding the “Corona emerging” virus, and take all necessary preventive measures against any viruses or infectious diseases, as the hotline “105” has been allocated. And “15335” to receive citizens ’inquiries about the emerging coronavirus and infectious diseases.