ISTANBUL

The infection tally from coronavirus rose in Qatar, Oman, Morocco, Libya, Palestine, and Tunisia on Monday, according to their health authorities.

The Qatari Health Ministry said in a statement it had confirmed 1,034 new cases of COVID-19, raising the tally to 88,403, while the death toll hit 99, with 69,956 recoveries.

In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said six more people died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 137.

A further 1,605 new cases were detected over the past 24 hours in Oman, pushing the count to 31,076, the ministry noted, adding that some 856 patients have recovered of the virus, bringing the tally to 16,408.

In Libya, 27 new cases were recorded, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control.

The center said the total number of confirmed cases surged to 571, including 10 deaths and 103 recoveries.

In Morocco, the Health Ministry said 102 new infections were registered, bringing the figure to 10,079.

The country’s death toll remains at 214, while the number of recoveries rose to 8,319 after 35 more patients had recovered from the virus.

Palestine’s Health Ministry said 142 additional people tested positive for the virus, pushing the total infections to 1,170, including five deaths, in addition to 594 recoveries.

The Tunisian Health Ministry, meanwhile, said the country’s infections rose to 1,159 as two new cases were registered.

Tunisia’s death toll from the virus now stands at 50, while a total of 1,020 patients have recovered so far.

Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed nearly 469,000 lives in 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the world’s worst-hit countries.

Some 8.98 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 4.45 million patients have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara.

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