ANKARA

Coronavirus case tally rose Wednesday in Morocco, Oman and Lebanon, according to health authorities in the three Arab states.

In a statement, Morocco’s Health Ministry said one fatality, 25 infections and 136 recoveries were recorded in the country over the past 24 hours.

Morocco’s toll now stands at 194 deaths, 7,048 infections and 4,037 recoveries.

In Oman, the Health Ministry confirmed one death and 372 new virus cases.

A ministry statement said the Gulf state’s virus tally rose to 6,043 cases, including 28 deaths and 1,661 recoveries.

In Lebanon, the Health Ministry said seven new virus cases were recorded, bringing the figure to 961 infections.

The country’s toll now stands at 26 deaths and 251 recoveries.

The pandemic has claimed over 323,600 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China last December.

The US, Europe, and Russia are currently the world’s worst-hit regions.

More than 4.91 million cases have been reported worldwide and over 1.7 million people have recovered to date, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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