Tuesday , January 26 2021

Coronavirus is on the rise in Arab countries



ISTANBUL

Health officials in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait reported several cases of KOVID-19 and deaths on Tuesday.

Officials in Iraq say 35 people have died from KOVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll across the country to 12,031.

The virus also infected 2,292 additional patients, bringing the total to 539,749, while 469,784 have recovered so far.

The Saudi Ministry of Health reported another 15 deaths and 252 new cases.

The kingdom now has 5,811 deaths and 355,741 infections, as well as 344,311 recoveries.

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health registered two deaths, as well as 402 cases and 559 recoveries.

Total cases rose to 140,795 – including 870 deaths and 133,407 recoveries.

Since China began in December last year, the pandemic has claimed more than 1.39 million lives in 191 countries and regions.

More than 59.34 million cases have been reported worldwide, while more than 38.01 million patients have recovered, according to data collected from the American Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara.

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