Daily covid-19 cases are continuing to fall, dropping to 1,119 on Tuesday

Daily covid-19 cases are continuing its downward trend, dropping to 1,119 yesterday from 1,277 the day before, according to Health Ministry figures.

Cases rose to a recent peak of 1,418 on 31 December. The government has previously said it expects this second wave to start peaking some time in late December.

The ministry also reported 55 new deaths yesterday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 7,918. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 144,583 confirmed cases of covid-19.