Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 death toll tops 13,000; Saudi Arabia's tally of coronavirus cases surpasses 235,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-14 05:09:24|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The total fatalities from COVID-19 in Iran surged to 13,032 on Monday after 203 more deaths were reported overnight. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's tally of coronavirus cases exceeded 235,000.

Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, reported 2,349 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of infections to 259,652 in the country.

In the meantime, a total of 222,539 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country, while 3,375 are still in critical condition.

On the same day, Saudi Arabia announced 2,852 new cases and 20 more deaths, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 235,111 and the death toll to 2,243.

The kingdom also reported 2,704 more recovered patients, taking the total recoveries to 169,842.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed to 214,001 after 1,008 new infections were reported, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted.

The death toll from the coronavirus in the country rose to 5,382 after 19 new fatalities were added in the past 24 hours, he said, adding that 1,156 more patients recovered, raising the total recoveries to 195,671.

In Qatar, 418 new cases of coronavirus infections were detected, bringing the total number to 104,016, of whom 149 have died and 100,627 recovered.

Egypt's coronavirus cases continued the slowdown trend to reach 83,001 after 931 new infections were added.

It is the fifth consecutive day for the country's daily COVID-19 infections to be below 1,000 since May 28.

The Egyptian Health Ministry also reported 77 more deaths and 556 cases of recoveries, increasing the death toll to 3,935 and the total recoveries to 24,975.

Iraq confirmed 2,229 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 79,735.

The country also reported 100 deaths from the coronavirus during the day, bringing the death toll to 3,250.

It is worth noting that 2,274 more patients recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, the highest in a single day so far, raising the total recoveries in Iraq to 46,998.

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority announced that it had extended a flight ban on commercial flights until July 22, as a precautionary measure to curb the further spread of COVID-19.

Oman's Ministry of Health announced 2,164 new cases of infections, the highest single-day surge so far, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 58,179, including 259 deaths and 37,257 recoveries.

Kuwait reported 614 new cases, increasing the country's tally of infections to 55,508, of whom 393 have died and 45,356 recovered.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced 344 new COVID-19 cases and one more death, raising the tally of infections to 55,198 and the death toll to 334.

The total number of recoveries from the virus in the UAE increased to 45,513 after 373 more fully recovered.

Israel reported 1,962 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily rise so far, bringing the tally of coronavirus infections to 40,632.

The deaths from the virus in Israel increased to 365 while the recoveries rose to 19,395.

The active cases in the country reached 20,872, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel.

In Morocco, the tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 15,936 after 191 new cases were added, which included 255 fatalities and 12,934 recoveries.

Palestine reported 404 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the Palestinian territories to 7,441, including 1,258 recoveries and 42 deaths.

In Lebanon, the number of COVID-19 infections increased by 85 to 2,419, while the death toll remained unchanged at 36.

Libya registered 79 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of confirmed cases in the country to 1,512, including 367 recoveries and 40 deaths.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Yemen's government-controlled provinces increased to 1,498 after 33 new cases were added.

The number of recoveries in the government-controlled areas, including the southern port city of Aden, increased to 675 and the death toll climbed to 424.

Syria reported 23 new coronavirus cases in the government-controlled areas, bringing the overall number of infections to 417, including 136 recoveries.

Meanwhile, three Syrians died on the day from the virus, increasing the death toll to 19. Enditem