A fire killed at least seven people and injured several others on Saturday in a private hospital that treated coronavirus patients on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. This was announced by local sources and media.
The fire broke out around 9 a.m. in the Misr Al Amal Hospital in El Obour, about 30 km northeast of central Cairo, and was caused by a power outage according to initial investigations.
The hospital was evacuated and closed, and the patients were taken to a public hospital in Cairo.
In Egypt, the number of officially confirmed coronavirus cases has increased significantly in the past week. The Ministry of Health recorded 1,189 new cases and 43 deaths on Saturday, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 131,315 cases, including 7,352 deaths.
Health experts and some government officials say the actual numbers are likely much higher due to the low rate of public PCR testing and the exclusion of private test results from the department’s numbers.
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