By Yosra Ouanes, Gulsen Topcu and Khalid Mejdoup


Health authorities in eight Arab countries confirmed new cases and deaths Sunday from the novel coronavirus as the region continues to battle the pandemic.

Algeria’s Health Ministry said in a statement that six more people had died from COVID-19, bringing the country’s tally to 952.

The number of coronavirus cases reached 15,941 with 441 new infections in the last 24 hours while 311 more people recovered from the virus, bringing the total to 11,492.

Lebanon confirmed one more fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll to 36.

The number of coronavirus cases hit 1,873 with 18 new infections while seven people recovered, bringing the total to 1,311.

Morocco confirmed three more fatalities due to coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 235.

The country reported 393 more cases, taking the number of infections to 14,215.

A total of 9,725 people have recovered from the virus.

Palestine said the death toll from the virus stood at 20, while the number of cases had risen to 4,722 and 665 people have recovered.

Jordan reported 10 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the figure to 1,164.

A total of 10 people have died from the virus.

Tunisia said two more people tested positive for the virus, taking the number of infections to 1,188, with recoveries totaling 1,048.

The death toll from the disease stands at 50.

Libya said 71 new cases were registered, pushing the figure to 989.

Recoveries stand at 258, while the number of deaths totals 27.

Egypt said 63 more fatalities pushed the number of deaths to 3,343, while recoveries rose by 623 to 20,726.

The country recorded 1,218 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 75,253.

Since first appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.

The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the countries hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed more than 532,600 people worldwide, with an excess of 11.3 million confirmed cases and greater than 6.15 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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