Coronavirus claims more lives in Iraq, Kuwait, UAE

Health authorities in Iraq, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed additional fatalities due to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday.

The Iraqi Health Ministry said 63 new deaths, 4,044 new cases and 3,055 recoveries were recorded, pushing the country’s tally to 430,678 confirmed cases, including 10,317 deaths, and 363,532 recoveries.

In Kuwait, the Health Ministry said nine people had died from COVID-19, while 686 new infections were registered over the past 24 hours.

The Gulf state’s count now rose to 116,832 cases, including 710 deaths, and 108,606 recoveries.

The UAE Health Ministry also recorded three deaths and 915 infections, taking the country’s nationwide figure to 116,517 cases, including 466 deaths, and 108,811 recoveries.

Since starting in China in late December last year, the coronavirus pandemic has spread worldwide, claiming over 1.11 million lives in 188 countries and regions, and causing nearly 40.1 million infections, according to the latest figures from the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

Source: Anadolu Agency