Egypt Watch

2 deaths and 22 infections of health care workers in al-Nagela Hospital

Al-Nagela quarantine hospital announced the death of a nurse from coronavirus, the second death among health care workers in the hospital, after the death of the hospital storekeeper two days ago.

Sources revealed that infections among the hospital’s medical staff increased to 22, including Deputy Hospital Director Dr. Muhammad Allam, who announced his infection in a video clip on his Facebook account.

The hospital stopped receiving new cases more than 20 days ago, after about half of the medical staff and a number of administrators were infected with the virus. The second half of the medical team are now treating their colleagues. Al-Nagela Hospital is the first hospital dedicated to quarantine in Egypt.

The number of infected health care workers out of the number of people infected with coronavirus in Egypt is 15 per cent.