Egypt reports 981 new coronavirus cases on Friday, says health ministry

Egypt reported 981 new coronavirus cases on Friday, surpassing the 80,000 infections mark to report 80,235,  according to a health ministry statement.

85 new deaths, bringing the total deaths from the virus to 3,702, the ministry said.

The statement said 521 patient have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,274 so far.