ANKARA

The coronavirus pandemic on Thursday claimed three more lives in Oman and one in Libya.

Oman’s Health Ministry said the nationwide death toll has risen to 236, while the tally of infections is at 51,725 with over 1,500 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

Libyan health authorities reported 86 new infections over the past day, the highest single-day rise since the start of the outbreak.

With the new figure, the tally of cases in Libya has reached 1,268. The death toll is at 36, with 306 recoveries.

In Morocco, the Health Ministry reported 178 more cases, bringing the count to 14,949. The country’s death toll is 242 and 11,372 patients have recovered.

Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 550,000 lives in 188 countries and regions.

More than 12.19 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 7.90 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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