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UPDATE - No new coronavirus deaths recorded in Lebanon, Bahrain

UPDATE - No new coronavirus deaths recorded in Lebanon, Bahrain
Saudi Arabia with over 67,700 cases worst-hit country in region, followed by Qatar with more than 40,400 infections


By Serdar Bitmez and Zeynep Hilal Karyagdi

ANKARA (AA) - The tally of coronavirus cases and deaths rose Friday in four Arab countries, according to health authorities.

Saudi Arabia, the worst-hit country in the region, reported 2,642 news cases, pushing the tally to 67,719. Officials said the death toll climbed to 364 with 13 additional deaths in the past 24 hours.

In Qatar, the death toll rose to 19 as two more patients died due to the virus. The country’s Health Ministry said 1,830 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 40,481.

The total number of recoveries in Qatar stands at 7,893.

In Lebanon, the Health Ministry confirmed 62 new virus cases, bringing the tally to 1,086, including 26 deaths and 663 recoveries.

Bahrain's Health Ministry said 164 more infections were recorded in the country over the past 24 hours. The death toll in the country stands at 12, with a total of 8,338 cases.

Officials in Egypt said 11 more patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The death toll there now stands at 707, while 783 new cases were reported, taking the tally to 15,786.

Health officials in Oman confirmed two fatalities from the virus, taking the Gulf country's death toll to 34.

A total of 424 patients tested positive for the virus, bringing the figure to 6,794, while 1,821 have recovered, according to the Omani News Agency.

Oman reported its first coronavirus cases Feb.24.

The government's anti-coronavirus committee in Yemen said deaths stand at 33 with 209 infections.

The pandemic has claimed more than 336,400 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China last December. The US, Europe, and Russia are currently the world’s worst-hit regions.

More than 5.1 million cases have been reported worldwide while nearly 2 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

source: News Feed
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