Egypt confirms 890 new coronavirus cases; 56 deaths on Sunday

Egypt reported 890 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total infection tally to 156,397 since the outbreak began in mid-February.

The health ministry also reported 56 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 8,583.

The statement said that 702 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 122,993.

Egypt entered the second wave of the pandemic in the last week of December as it began recording double the number of infections daily in comparison with the preceding months.

However, detected daily cases have been varying in the past week.