Health authorities in Oman and Sudan confirmed additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday.

In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said ten people had died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 213.

A further 1,072 people tested positive for the virus, pushing the figure to 46,178, while 949 patients recovered, taking the overall recoveries to 27,917.

In Sudan, the Health Ministry confirmed four fatalities due to the illness, while 117 new cases were recorded.

Sudan’s tally now stands at 9,767 cases, including 608 deaths, and 4,673 recoveries.

Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 531,000 lives in 188 countries and regions.

More than 11.27 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 6 million patients have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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