Egypt registered on Monday 420 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, taking the total number in the country to 92,482, said the Health Ministry.
It is the lowest daily increase registered in Egypt since May 16 when 491 new cases were confirmed, after which daily cases started to rise, with a record 1,774 infections on June 19.
Monday also marked the 18th consecutive day of Egypt’s COVID-19 daily infections to fall below 1,000.
Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that 46 more patients died from the respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 4,652.
Egypt also recorded 1,007 recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries in the country to 34,838, the spokesman said.
From the first week of July, COVID-19 daily fatalities and infections in Egypt started to decline amid remarkable increase of 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.
The country has recently resumed international flights, 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 cooperating closely in 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.