174 new coronavirus cases recorded on Monday – ministry

Egypt recorded 174 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 95,666 cases, according to a health ministry statement.

The Egyptian ministry added that the country has now registered less than 200 new cases a day for nine days in a row.

Egypt’s daily toll of new cases dropped below the 200-case threshold for the first time since April on 2 August, with the daily toll hovering between 110 and 178 cases.

The ministry had recorded 26 new deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of fatalities from the respiratory virus to 5,035.

Figures from the ministry’s daily bulletin showed 1,101 recovered patients have been discharged over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 53,779.

The decline in infections and deaths comes despite the relaxing of precautionary measures in recent months.