CAIRO, Feb 27 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population reported Saturday that 588 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 49 others succumbed to their illness in the past 24 hours.
The figures took the country's COVID-19 tally to 181,829 infections and 10,639 deaths, the ministry's Spokesman Dr. Khaled Mujahed noted in a press release.
Up to 533 patients have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the overall recoveries to 140,460, he added. (end) ms.ibi