Roundup: Iran's total COVID-19 cases reach 407,353; Iraq's tally approaches 300,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-16 05:36:23|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran's total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 2,705 to 407,353 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Iraq's total count of COVID-19 cases climbed to 298,702 after 4,224 new infections were added.

Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, also reported 140 more deaths from the virus, raising the death toll to 23,453, while the tally of recoveries rose by 3,811 to 349,984.

In Iraq, the health ministry also confirmed 80 new deaths, taking the death toll to 8,166. Meanwhile, 4,214 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 233,346.

Saudi Arabia confirmed 672 new COVID-19 cases and 33 more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 326,930 and the death toll to 4,338.

The total recoveries in the kingdom surged by 1,092 to 305,022, while there are currently 17,570 active cases, including 1,286 in critical condition.

Turkey's Health Ministry reported 1,742 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 294,620, and 67 more fatalities, raising the death toll to 7,186.

A total of 1,202 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 261,260 in Turkey.

The total COVID-19 cases in Israel rose to 164,402 on Tuesday with 4,034 new cases, as the death toll rose to 1,147 with the addition of 11 new fatalities.

The number of recoveries in Israel increased by 2,157 to 120,727, while the active cases currently stand at 42,528.

Israel launched an international database for COVID-19 research on Tuesday at an online conference of science ministers from 19 countries, who discussed global collaboration in coronavirus research.

The database aims to share scientific and innovative research among the countries and to constitute a global knowledge center for coronavirus research.

Morocco registered 2,121 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of infections since the outbreak on March 2 to 90,324.

In addition, 34 new deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 1,648, while the total recoveries increased by 2,077 to 71,047 in the last 24 hours.

In Kuwait, 829 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths were recorded, raising the tally of infections to 96,301 and the death toll to 568.

The Kuwaiti health ministry also announced the recovery of 718 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 86,219.

Qatar's Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 239 new infections, bringing the total COVID-19 cases in the Gulf state to 122,214.

The total number of recoveries rose by 213 to 119,144, while the death toll increased by one to 208, the ministry said in a statement.

Lebanon's total COVID-19 cases increased by 592 to 25,449 on Tuesday, while the death toll went up by six to 252.

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced that the ministry is working on securing the vaccine against COVID-19 at a reasonable price, adding that Lebanon is in contact with the Russian embassy to secure studies that assess the importance of the vaccine produced by Russia.

Palestine on Tuesday reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the Palestinian territories to 41,416.

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said that six new fatalities from the COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the death toll in the Palestinian territories to 261.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced 674 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, bringing the total confirmed cases to 80,940 and the death toll to 401.

At the same time, 654 more patients recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 70,635, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said.

In Oman, the health ministry confirmed 438 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 90,660, including 797 deaths and 84,113 recoveries.

Algeria on Tuesday reported 238 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily count since June 29, bringing the total infections to 48,734.

The death toll in Algeria rose to 1,632 after 12 new fatalities were added, while the total number of recoveries in the North African country increased by 154 to 34,358. Enditem