Lashin Ibrahim, Egypt’s head of electoral commission, has died of COVID-19 complications, Dpa reports.
Ibrahim was a deputy chief judge of the country’s top court
State-owned al-Ahram Online revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus 20 days ago.
Ibrahim had been in charge of the National Election Authority since 2017.
His last public appearance was on December 14, when he announced Egypt’s legislative polls results.
The electoral commission has confirmed his death.
The heads of Egypt’s two houses of parliament have expressed their condolences.
On Thursday, the country announced 1,021 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily rate in months.
Egypt has recorded nearly 130,000 cases, and 7,260 deaths.