CAIRO, April 21 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population reported Wednesday that 861 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 46 others succumbed to their illness in the past 24 hours.
The figures took the country's COVID-19 tally to 218,902 infections and 12,866 deaths, the ministry's Spokesman Dr. Khaled Mujahed noted in a press release.
Up to 435 patients have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the overall recoveries to 164,803, he added. (end) ms.ibi