KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait / MUSCAT, Oman

The health authorities on Friday reported new deaths from the coronavirus in Kuwait and Oman, while Morrocco and Palestine announced new infections.

The Omani Health Ministry said in a statement that six more deaths were confirmed from COVID-19, bringing the country’s death toll to 125.

The statement added that 852 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the infections tally in Oman to 27,670, including 13,974 recoveries.

In Kuwait, the Health Ministry announced five more fatalities from the virus along with 604 new infections over the past day.

Kuwait’s infections count surged to 38,678, including 313 deaths and 30,190 recoveries.

Morocco’s Health Ministry registered 206 new infections along with 40 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

The ministry said that the country’s infections stood at 9,280, including 213 deaths and 8,081 recoveries.

In Palestine, Health Minister Mai al-Kaila confirmed 39 new infections.

She said that Palestine’s total infections, including cases in Jerusalem, jumped to 834, including five deaths and 611 recoveries.

Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 454,500 lives in 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the world’s worst-hit countries.

More than 8.51 million cases have been reported worldwide, while some 4.18 million patients have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara.

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