ADEN, Yemen, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in Yemen's government-controlled provinces increased to 2,024 on Friday, as two new cases were officially recorded.
The Yemeni Health Ministry said in a brief press statement that during the past 24 hours, the number of recoveries in the government-controlled areas increased to 1,221 since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus on April 10.
Also, the government announced that the death toll from the deadly respiratory disease climbed to 585 in different areas under its control, including the southern port city of Aden.
The Yemeni government called on donors and relevant international humanitarian organizations to provide support to help contain the pandemic. Enditem