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Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries

Saudi Arabia, Libya and Kuwait report new COVID-19 infections, fatalities

22.09.2020 - Update : 22.09.2020
Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries


Authorities in Arab countries confirmed more cases and deaths Tuesday from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In Saudi Arabia some 522 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 330,798.

At least 30 more fatalities moved the death toll up to 4,542, while the number of recoveries stands at 312,684.

In a statement, Libya’s National Center for Disease Control said 10 people had died from COVID-19, while 650 people tested positive over the past 24 hours.

The country’s tally now soared to 29,446 confirmed cases, including 460 deaths, and 15,913 recoveries.

At least three deaths and 719 new infections were reported in Kuwait over the past 24 hours, according to a statement by the Health Ministry.

The death toll in the country reached 588 and the number of cases climbed to 100,683, including 92,612 recoveries.


The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 965,700 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in Wuhan, China in December. The US, India, Brazil and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.

Over 31.36 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide with recoveries exceeding 21.53 million, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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