Several Arab countries on Sunday reported a rise in the number of deaths due to novel coronavirus.

Morocco’s Health Ministry said in a statement that two more people had lost their lives, raising the death toll to 113.

The number of confirmed cases stands at 1,617 and there is a total of 153 recovered, it added.

In Iraq, the Health Ministry reported the updated death toll as 74, while the number of cases is 1,318.

Some 600 people have recovered, it said.

A total of 59 deaths have also taken place in Saudi Arabia since the deadly coronavirus entered

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