Roundup: Iran, Morocco reports new records of daily COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-08 02:59:17|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Iran reported on Saturday a new record of 9,450 daily COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 673,250. Meanwhile, Morocco reported the highest daily infections of 5,836 new cases.

The pandemic has so far claimed 37,832 lives in Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East region, up by 423 in the past 24 hours. A total of 515,153 coronavirus patients have recovered.

Morocco reported 5,836 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily spike since the start of the outbreak in the country on March 2.

According to the new data published by the ministry of health, Morocco now has a total of 252,185 coronavirus cases, and 4,197 people have died from the virus, including 70 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 205,556 after 4,602 new ones were added, while 935 patients are in intensive care units, the ministry of health said.

In Iraq, 2,880 new COVID-19 cases were detected during the past 24 hours, bringing the total nationwide infections to 496,019.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Iraq rose to 11,283 after 39 fatalities were added, while the total recoveries increased to 425,926.

Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi and senior officials held a meeting via video conference with Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed and Egyptian senior officials, and the two sides "discussed the latest developments of the coronavirus pandemic to come up with recommendations in this regard," the ministry said in a separate statement.

The recommendations included activating the work of the joint scientific and training teams of the two countries in various medical fields, the statement said.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed by 2,483 to 391,739.

The death toll from the coronavirus in the country rose to 10,803 after 81 new fatalities were added in the past 24 hours, while the total recoveries increased to 336,221.

Saudi Arabia announced 407 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally in the country to 350,229.

The recoveries rose to 336,966. The death toll reached 5,525 cases with the registration of 19 more fatalities.

In Israel, 502 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, taking the tally of coronavirus infections to 318,904.

The death toll of the virus in Israel increased to 2,649 with five more deaths, while the recoveries rose to 307,438.

On Sunday, street stores across Israel will be reopened as part of the steps to ease the ongoing full lockdown, according to a decision taken by Israel's coronavirus cabinet. However, only four customers will be allowed in each store at a time.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced 1,141 new cases, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 141,032.

The tally of recoveries in the UAE rose to 137,608 and the death toll reached 514 with four more deaths.

Kuwait reported 742 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 131,205 and the death toll to 808 in the country.

The Kuwaiti health ministry also announced the recovery of 626 more patients, taking the total recoveries in the country to 121,889.

The Qatari health ministry announced 192 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 133,811.

The ministry said that 201 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 130,881, while the fatalities remained 232 for the eighth consecutive day as no new death was reported.

Palestine reported 431 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections in the Palestinian territories to 69,612, including 584 deaths and 61,471 recoveries.

Tunisia has so far reported a total of 67,918 COVID-19 cases, with 1,584 new cases added on Saturday, while the death toll from the virus reached 1,753, with 32 more death reported.

The Tunisian Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi announced that from Nov. 9, a test for the coronavirus and a 14-day quarantine commitment will be required for all passengers coming from abroad.

In Algeria, the total number of cases reached 61,381 with an addition of 581 infections. The death toll has reached 2,036. Enditem