CAIRO, July 19 (Xinhua) — The total fatalities from COVID-19 in Iran surged to 14,188 on Sunday after 209 more deaths were reported overnight. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in Israel has crossed the threshold of 50,000.
Iran, which has re-emerged as the hardest-hit country in the Middle East region, reported 2,182 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 273,656.
A total of 237,788 coronavirus patients have recovered, with 3,556 still in critical condition.
The country has decided to extend a ban on inbound group tours as Iran is grappling with the new rise of the novel coronavirus cases.
Saudi Arabia announced 2,504 new cases and 39 more deaths, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 250,920 and the death toll to 2,486.
The kingdom also reported 3,517 more recovered patients, taking the total recoveries to 197,735.
In the meantime, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed to 219,641 after 924 new infections were reported, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted.
The death toll from the coronavirus in the country rose to 5,491 after 16 new fatalities were added in the past 24 hours, Koca said, adding 997 more patients recovered, raising the total recoveries to 202,010.
In Qatar, 340 new cases of coronavirus infections were detected, increasing the total number to 106,648, including 157 deaths and 103,377 recoveries.
In Iraq, the tally of coronavirus infections rose to 92,530 after 2,310 new cases were reported.
The country also reported 90 more deaths and 2,036 recovered cases, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 3,781 and the total recoveries to 60,528.
Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi vowed to apply strict measures against the violators of the health restrictions after the health authorities decided earlier to ease some restrictions.
Egypt’s coronavirus cases continued the slowdown trend to reach 87,775, with the addition of 603 new infections, the lowest daily number since May 19.
It marked the 11th consecutive day for Egypt’s daily COVID-19 infections to be below 1,000.
The Egyptian Health Ministry also reported 51 more deaths and 512 cases of recoveries, increasing the death toll to 4,302 and the total recoveries to 28,380.
Oman’s Ministry of Health announced 1,157 new cases of infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 66,661, including 318 deaths and 44,004 recoveries.
Kuwait reported 300 new cases, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 59,204, of whom 408 have died and 49,687 recovered.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced 211 new COVID-19 cases and one more death, raising the tally of infections to 56,922 and the death toll to 339.
The total number of recoveries from the virus in the UAE increased to 49,269 after 352 more fully recovered.
Israel’s coronavirus cases on Sunday rose to 50,289, while the death toll increased to 409 and the recoveries to 21,675.
In Morocco, the tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 17,236 after 221 new cases were added, which included 273 fatalities and 14,921 recoveries.
Palestine reported 465 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections in the Palestinian territories to 10,052, including 2,095 recoveries and 65 deaths.
In Lebanon, the number of COVID-19 infections increased by 84 to 2,859, while the death toll remained at 40.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Yemen’s government-controlled provinces increased to 1,606 after 25 new cases were added.
The number of recoveries in the government-controlled areas, including the southern port city of Aden, increased to 712 and the death toll climbed to 445. Enditem