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Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Arab countries

New infections, fatalities announced in 6 nations

Hamdi Moussa, Ekrem Biceroglu, Mustafa Deveci, Laith Al-jnaidi and Muhammed Semiz   | 10.04.2021
Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Arab countries

ISTANBUL, JERUSALEM

Lebanon, Yemen, Kuwait, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq reported more coronavirus infections and deaths on Friday as efforts continued to contain the disease.

Lebanon

Another 43 people died from the virus, pushing the death toll to 6,592, the Health Ministry announced.

Another 2,500 people tested positive, with infections rising to 491,928, while the number of recoveries reached 398,799.

Yemen

Health officials confirmed 18 new fatalities and 100 additional infections in the past 24 hours.

The virus tally has reached 5,233 cases, including 1,022 fatalities, the National Committee for the Fight Against the Coronavirus said in a statement.

A total of 1,987 patients have won the battle against the virus, it said.

The figures relate to regions under government control since April 10, 2020, when the first case was detected.

Kuwait

Ten more people died from the virus, 1,477 were infected and 1,367 recovered, the Health Ministry announced.

The death toll rose to 1,393 and the number of cases reached 244,325 while 228,627 patients have recovered.

Palestine

Authorities registered 33 new fatalities and 2,418 infections from the pandemic.

The Health Ministry said 745 cases were recorded in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while 1,673 cases were reported in the Gaza Strip.

Palestine has recorded 293,137 cases, including 3,076 deaths since the first case was detected last year, according to the Health Ministry.

It said 190 patients are in critical condition, while 258,046 have recovered.

Jordan

Officials confirmed 81 new fatalities and 3,794 additional infections from the virus.

The tally stands at 659,250 cases and 7,646 deaths.

A total of 581,170 patients have won their battle against the virus.

Iraq

Another 35 people died in the past 24 hours, pushing nationwide fatalities to 14,641, according to the Health Ministry.

With 7,937 new infections, the caseload rose to 911,376. A total of 804,772 recoveries have been recorded.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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