Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 15

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TEHRAN -- Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 189,876 on Monday after an overnight registration of 2,449 new infections, official IRNA news agency reported.

At his daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said out of the new cases in the past 24 hours, 842 have been hospitalized. (Iran-COVID-19)

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ANKARA -- Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Monday reported 1,592 new novel coronavirus cases, making the total to 179,831.

In a single day, 18 people died, taking the death toll to 4,825, the minister tweeted. (Turkey-COVID-19)

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RAMALLAH -- Chinese medical expert team on Monday visited a refugee camp and a COVID-19 testing center in the West Bank city of Ramallah in Palestine.

On Monday, Palestine announced that 10 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the West Bank, bringing the total cases to 686. (Palestine-Chinese experts)

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CAIRO -- Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.

According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Egypt-COVID-19) Enditem

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