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Coronavirus tally soars in several Arab nations

Personnels make production of protective face masks against the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation's Mamak facility in Ankara, Turkey on April 2, 2020 [Raşit Aydoğan - Anadolu Agency]
Personnels make production of protective face masks against the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ankara, Turkey on 2 April 2020 [Raşit Aydoğan/Anadolu Agency]

The Arab states of Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, and Palestine all reported new coronavirus cases on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports.

In Morocco, authorities recorded three deaths, bringing the total death toll to 110 and total cases to 1,527. A total of 141 patients have so far recovered.

In Kuwait, the Health Ministry confirmed 116 new cases, raising the total to 1,154, including 113 recoveries.

Lebanon’s Health Ministry confirmed 10 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 619. The death toll stands at 20.

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In Oman, the Health Ministry reported the third coronavirus death and 62 new cases, pushing the total to 546, including three deaths and 109 recoveries.

In Palestine, the Health Ministry reported another case of the fatal disease, raising the total to 109. The death toll in the occupied territories stands at two.

After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.

The pandemic has killed nearly 104,000 people, and infected an excess of 1.7 million, while almost 389,000 patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the U.S.’ Johns Hopkins University.

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