CAIRO, Sept 16 (NNN-MENA) – Iran’s total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 2,705 to 407,353 yesterday. Meanwhile, Iraq’s total count climbed to 298,702 after 4,224 new infections were added.
Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, also reported 140 more deaths from the virus, raising the death toll to 23,453, while the tally of recoveries rose by 3,811 to 349,984.
In Iraq, the health ministry also confirmed 80 new deaths, taking the death toll to 8,166. Meanwhile, 4,214 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 233,346.
Saudi Arabia confirmed 672 new cases and 33 more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 326,930 and the death toll to 4,338.
Total recoveries in the kingdom surged by 1,092 to 305,022, while there are currently 17,570 active cases, including 1,286 in critical condition.
Turkey’s Health Ministry reported 1,742 new infections, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 294,620, and 67 more fatalities, raising the death toll to 7,186. A total of 1,202 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 261,260.
Morocco registered 2,121 new cases yesterday, taking the tally of infections since the outbreak on Mar 2, to 90,324.
In addition, 34 new deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 1,648, while recoveries increased by 2,077 to 71,047 in the last 24 hours.
In Kuwait, 829 new cases and five more deaths were recorded, raising the tally of infections to 96,301 and the death toll to 568.
The Kuwaiti health ministry also announced the recovery of 718 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 86,219.
Qatar’s Health Ministry reported 239 new infections, bringing the total cases in the Gulf state to 122,214.
The total number of recoveries rose by 213 to 119,144, while the death toll increased by one to 208, the ministry said in a statement.
Lebanon’s total cases increased by 592 to 25,449 yesterday, while the death toll went up by six to 252.
Caretaker Health Minister, Hamad Hassan, announced that the ministry is working on securing vaccines against COVID-19 at a reasonable price, adding that, Lebanon is in contact with the Russian embassy, to secure studies that assess the importance of the vaccine produced by Russia.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced 674 new cases and two deaths, bringing the total confirmed cases to 80,940 and deaths to 401.
At the same time, 654 more patients recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 70,635.
In Oman, the health ministry confirmed 438 new infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 90,660, including 797 deaths and 84,113 recoveries.
Algeria yesterday reported 238 new cases, the lowest daily count since June 29, bringing the total infections to 48,734.
The death toll in Algeria rose to 1,632 after 12 new fatalities were added, while the total number of recoveries in the North African country increased by 154 to 34,358.– NNN-MENA