CAIRO: All hospitals in the Beheira governorate have been declared free of any COVID-19 patients for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Egyptian government.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, said that all COVID-19 tests over the past 10 days returned negative results.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Beheira Hani Gumaa said that tests conducted in the ministry’s internal departments and the intensive care wards in all of the governorate’s hospitals produced negative results.
He added that Beheira has some of the highest vaccination rates in the republic, which played a major role in the governorate’s COVID-19 declaration.
Some 3.18 million citizens in the governorate have received their first dose, of which 2.2 million are fully vaccinated. Gumaa added that mobile teams will continue to carry out vaccination campaigns at major mosques and gatherings during Ramadan in addition to the fixed vaccination centers.
Egypt has seen a 54 percent drop in COVID-19 cases, with the number of deaths falling by 45 percent.
Abdel Ghaffar revealed that, in conjunction with the decline in COVID-19 cases, there are now just four hospitals dedicated to COVID-19 care. The number of partial isolation hospitals just dropped to 16.
Some 44.54 million citizens have received their first dose of the vaccine, of which 32.56 million are fully vaccinated. The Health Ministry said that 2.84 million citizens have received their booster shot.