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Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab nations

Morocco, Algeria and Lebanon report new COVID-19 infections, fatalities

Khalid Mejdoup, Halime Afra Aksoy   | 15.09.2020
Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab nations


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


Morocco reported at least 36 more fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,614, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

A total of 1,517 infections were also reported, bringing the number of cases to 88,203, while a total of 68,970 people have recovered from the virus, it added.


At least eight deaths and 242 new infections were reported in Algeria over the past 24 hours, according to a statement by the Health Ministry.

The death toll in the country reached 1,620 and the number of cases climbed to 48,496, including 34,204 recoveries.


Five more fatalities and 547 new cases were reported in Lebanon, according to the country's health authorities.

The death toll hit 246 and the number of infections stands at 24,857, including 8,765 recoveries.


The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 925,000 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 29.13 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 19.67 million, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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