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The United Arab Emi­rates said on Thurs­day coro­n­avirus cases in­creased by 786 to 82,568.

No fa­tal­i­ties were reg­is­tered as the death toll re­mains un­changed at 402, state news agency, WAM, quoted health au­thor­i­ties as say­ing.

Mean­while, some 661 peo­ple were cured from the virus, rais­ing the to­tal re­cov­er­ies to 72,117. (KUNA)

MUS­CAT: The num­ber of con­firmed coro­n­avirus cases in Oman rose by 557 to a to­tal of 91,753, the health min­istry said on Thurs­day.

A to­tal 84,648 peo­ple have been cured, while the death toll stands at 818, read a min­istry state­ment car­ried by the state news agency, ONA. (KUNA)


Qatar health au­thor­i­ties con­firmed Thurs­day 244 new pos­i­tive cases of Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) while no deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The au­thor­i­ties said in a state­ment that the to­tal cases in­creased to 122,693, adding that all new cases have been quar­an­tined and tak­ing nec­es­sary treat­ment.

It pointed out that 213 re­cov­er­ies were recorded, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of re­cov­er­ies from the virus to 119,613 cases. (KUNA) CAIRO:

The Egyp­tian Min­istry of Health re­ported that 160 peo­ple tested pos­i­tive for the novel coro­n­avirus (Covid-19) and 17 oth­ers suc­cumbed to the ill­ness over the past 24 hours.

The figures took the over­all in­fec­tions and death toll to 101,500 and 5,696, re­spec­tively, the min­istry’s spokesman Dr Khaled Mu­ja­hed said in a press re­lease.

The re­cov­er­ies went up by 804 to 86,549, he added. (KUNA) ANKARA: In Turkey 1,771 cases of Coro­n­avirus were re­ported in the past 24 hours bring­ing the tally to 296,391, Turk­ish Health Minister Fahret­tin Koca said Wed­nes­day.

Koca added that 1,342 pa­tients re­cov­ered from COVID-19 over the past day.

Mean­while, the death toll in the coun­try reached 7,249, as 63 more peo­ple lost their lives.

Health­care pro­fes­sion­als con­ducted 112,645 more tests to diagnose the dis­ease over the last 24 hours, push­ing the tally to over 8.85 mil­lion.

“To­day, the world is in a more dif­fi­cult phase of COVID-19 than at the be­gin­ning of the pan­demic,” Koca said, adding that vac­cine studies will show pos­i­tive re­sults by the end of the year.

Koca stressed 51.6 per­cent of the beds in hos­pi­tals were oc­cu­pied, in­ten­sive care units are work­ing at 66.3 per­cent ca­pac­ity and 33.6 per­cent of the ven­ti­la­tors are be­ing used. (KUNA)

AL­GIERS: Al­ge­rian Min­istry of Health de­clared on Wed­nes­day record­ing 13 new deaths for con­tract­ing the dreaded germ, COVID-19, dur­ing past 24 hours.

Dr. Ja­mal Fo­rar, spokesper­son of the mon­i­tor­ing and fol­low-up com­mit­tee on the pan­demic lo­cally, said in his daily brief­ing that the caseload of the cases rose to 48,966, in ad­di­tion to a to­tal of 1,645 deaths.

He also re­ported 159 new re­cu­per­a­tion cases rais­ing num­ber of peo­ple who were dis­charged from hos­pi­tals and quar­an­tines to 34,517.

How­ever, 31 pa­tients have re­mained in in­ten­sive care units. (KUNA)

RA­MAL­LAH: Pales­tine an­nounced record­ing 963 new coro­n­avirus cases, 15 deaths and 552 re­cov­er­ies in the past 24 hours.

The new figures raised the to­tal num­ber of deaths to 276 and in­fec­tions to 42,379, Pales­tinian health min­istry said in a state­ment.

There are 30 pa­tients cur­rently in ICUs, it added.

The ris­ing num­bers of in­fec­tions and deaths are caus­ing con­cern, Prime Minister Mo­hammed Ashteya has re­marked, adding that the au­thor­i­ties are con­sid­er­ing new mea­sures to fight the pan­demic.

In the same con­text, au­thor­i­ties banned en­try to Al-Aqsa Mosque for three weeks start­ing Fri­day, in an at­tempt to limit in­fec­tions. (KUNA)

RA­BAT: The Moroc­can Health Min­istry on Wed­nes­day an­nounced 38 new deaths of the novel coro­n­avirus and 1,692 in­fec­tions in 24 hours.

These num­bers took the death toll from the virus to 1,686 and the in­fec­tions to 92,016, said a min­istry state­ment.

It noted that some 1,921 peo­ple re­cov­ered from the dis­ease, bring­ing the tally to 72,986. (KUNA)

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