Monday , July 26 2021

The Arab world reports more virus cases, deaths


Coronavirus cases and deaths across the Arab world show a steady increase, health authorities said Thursday.

Saudi Arabia reported 26 more deaths from the virus along with 833 new infections over the past 24 hours.

The infection count in the Kingdom is 318,319, with deaths at 3,982 and recoveries at 293,828.

In Oman, the Ministry of Health confirmed 16 deaths and 452 infections in the past 24 hours.

Oman’s total infections rose to 86,380, with 705 deaths and 81,828 recoveries.

In Palestine, five deaths along with 596 infections were reported in the past 24 hours.

The statement added that the tally in Palestine, which includes the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, jumped to 31,716 with 188 deaths.

Libya reported four deaths and 617 infections over the past 24 hours.

Infections in the war-torn country have soared to 15,773. The death toll is 254, while 1,856 people have recovered.

Qatar confirmed two new deaths along with 214 new coronavirus infections.

Qatar’s total infections stood at 119,420. Deaths have reached 201 and recoveries are 116,313.

Kuwait reported one death along with 900 infections in the past 24 hours.

Kuwait’s infection tally rose to 87,378 including 536 deaths and 78,791 recoveries.

In the United Arab Emirates, 614 other patients have contracted COVID-19, bringing the number to 72,154.

The death toll has reached 387 and recoveries reached 62,668.

* Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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