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Egypt confirms 49 virus deaths, 680 cases

CAIRO, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population recorded on Saturday new 680 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and 49 related deaths.
The figures took the country's tally to 161,143 infections and 8,902 deaths, the ministry's spokesman Dr. Khaled Mujahed noted in a press release.
Up to 573 patients have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the overall recoveries to 126,176, he added. (end) ms.ibi