Iraq doesn't need US combat troops: PM    Australians may face longer lockdown after 'reckless' mass protests    Tennis: Murray out of Olympic singles tournament with quad strain    Taekwondo: Egypt's Mahmoud beats World's silver medalist Perez to advance to quarters    Tokyo 2020 Day 3 summary: Shooters Abdel Latif and Elgohari fails to advance to 10m Air pistol final    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes    International tourist arrivals are 85% below 2019 levels in 5M 2021: UNWTO    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Thanaweyya Amma exams resume after Eid Al-Adha holidays    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    With music conjuring sensations, annoying but useful earworms help process memories    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    11th Theatre Without Fund Festival to bear the name of Egyptian artist Ashraf Zaki    Egypt's president tackles progress of construction projects implemented by Engineering Authority    Cairo Int'l Festival for Experimental Theatre revises dates of its 28th edition    Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate    Egypt's parliament to vote on law imposing fees on irrigation water Sunday amid dwindling resources    UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year    The 23 July Revolution changed Egypt: Sisi    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    Ethiopia calls for 'win-win' solution on GERD, but says will not sign permanent legal deal    Sisi, Johnson discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation, review developments in GERD dispute    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Official: Sudan seeking debt relief from Gulf Arab nations    Egypt condemns Israeli violations of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    New Alamin city 'promising area' for investment, tourism, life: Egypt's PM    U.S. events platform Bevy acquires Egyptian startup Eventtus    NBE leads major loan to build campuses for European universities in Egypt    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Etisalat Misr partners with Bassita to contribute to a Cleaner Nile    Russian charter flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts to resume mid-August: official    Egypt to receive first shipment of Pfizer, J&J vaccine doses soon – minister    Putin finally lifts ban on Russia's charter flights to Egypt    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Egypt's actual COVID-19 cases could be 117,000: Scientific Research Minister
Total of 50 out of 64 COVID-19 clinical studies in Africa have been conducted in Egypt
Published in Daily News Egypt on 01 - 06 - 2020

The real figure for Egypt's coronavirus (COVID-19) cases could be as high as 117,000 according to data analysis and modelling of the virus evolution in the country, said Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.
He added that the officially reported figures, which currently stand at 24,985 confirmed cases across Egypt, are equal to only about one-fifth of the real numbers according to the data analysis.
He anticipated that there could be as many as 30,000 cases in Egypt during the period from 4 to 5 June.
In a live video on his ministry's Facebook page on Monday, Abdel Ghaffar also projected that this number will increase to be 40,000 cases during the period from 10 to 13 June.
He added that the number of cases decreased on 15 May, with a renewed wave emerging in the following period. He noted that the 20,000 case-load had been expected since April.
Abdel Ghaffar mentioned that Egypt has conducted 50 out of the 64 clinical studies related to the virus in Africa. These have dealt with the virus' genetic sequence as well as drugs that are being studied for the treatment protocol.
The movement of citizens has intensified in the past week, following a significant decrease during the second and third days of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, he said.
He added that population movement was monitored via satellite tracking of nitrogen dioxide, which is used as an indicator of human activity. The data gleaned from this monitoring has been used to track the emergence rates of new cases.


Clic here to read the story from its source.