Coronavirus situation updated in 4 Arab countries
New infections, fatalities announced in Jordan, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia
Health officials in Jordan, Iraq, Oman, and Saudi Arabia confirmed more coronavirus infections and related deaths on Wednesday.
With 3,209 new infections and 57 deaths, the overall caseload rose to 695,390 including 8,429 virus-linked fatalities.
As many as 654,493 patients have won their battle against the virus.
Another 38 people died in the past 24 hours, pushing fatalities to 15,098.
With 8,696 new infections, the caseload rose to more than 1 million. A total of 877,309 recoveries have been recorded.
Seventeen additional deaths, 1,077 new cases and 1,094 recoveries pushed totals in Oman to 183,770 infections, 1,926 related deaths, and 163,750 recoveries.
Twelve more deaths and 1,028 new cases were recorded in Saudi Arabia, bringing the tallies to 6,858 deaths and 408,038 infections, respectively. The Kingdom has registered 391,362 recoveries.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara