Background: COVID 19 can be accompanied by acute neurological complications of both central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS). In this study we estimate the frequency of such complications among hospital in-patients with COVID-19 in Assiut and Aswan University Hospitals. Material and Methods: We screened all patients with suspected COVID-19 admitted from 1 June to 10 August 2020 to the university hospitals of Assiut and Aswan in Upper Egypt. Clinical and laboratory data, CT/MRI of chest and brain, and neurophysiology were performed for each patient if indicated. Results: 439 patients had confirmed/probable COVID-19; neurological manifestations occurred in 222. Of these 117 had acute neurological disease; the remainder had non-specific neuropsychiatric symptoms such as headache, vertigo, and depression. The CNS was affected in 75 patients: 55 had stroke; the others had convulsions (5), encephalitis (6), hypoxic encephalopathy (4), cord myelopathy (2), relapse of RR-MS (2), and meningoencephalitis (1). The PNS was affected in 42 patients: the majority had anosmia and ageusia (31); the others had GBS (4), peripheral neuropathy (3), myasthenia gravis (2), or myositis (2). Fever, respiratory symptoms and headache, were the most common general symptoms. Hypertensions, Diabetes Mellitus, ischemic heart disease were the most common comorbidities in patients with CNS affection. Conclusion: In COVID‑19, both the CNS and PNS are affected. Stroke was the most common complication for CNS and anosmia and/or ageusia were common for PNS diseases. However there were 6 cases encephalitis, 2 cases of spinal cord myelopathy, 2 cases of MG and 2 cases of myositis.