RIYADH

Saudi Arabia confirmed 36 additional deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, according to the health ministry.

A ministry statement said 3,717 new infections and 1,615 recoveries were registered over the past 24 hours.

The kingdom’s confirmed cases from coronavirus now stand at 112,288, including 819 deaths, and 77,954 recoveries.

The pandemic has claimed more than 411,900 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China’s Wuhan city last December. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.

Over 7.26 million cases have been reported worldwide, while more than 3.38 million people have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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