Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases near 390,000; Iraq reports highest 4,299 daily coronavirus recoveries

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CAIRO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 390,000 in Iran on Monday. Meanwhile, Iraq reported 4,299 new recoveries from the coronavirus, the highest in a single day since the outbreak of the disease.

Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East region, reported 2,152 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 388,810.

The pandemic has so far claimed 22,410 lives in Iran, up by 117 in the past 24 hours. A total of 335,572 coronavirus patients have recovered, with 3,733 still in critical condition.

In Iraq, 4,314 new COVID-19 cases were detected during the past 24 hours, bringing the total nationwide infections to 264,684.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Iraq rose to 7,589 after 77 fatalities were added.

The tally of recoveries increased to 202,859 in the country after the highest single-day 4,299 new ones were added.

The Iraqi health authorities decided on the day to ease health restrictions imposed previously to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia announced 768 new cases and 26 more deaths, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 321,456 and the death toll to 4,107.

The kingdom also reported 886 more recovered patients, taking the total recoveries to 297,623.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed by 1,703 to 281,509, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted.

The death toll from the coronavirus in the country rose to 6,730 after 57 new fatalities were added in the past 24 hours, Koca said, adding that the total recoveries increased to 252,152.

Turkey's capital Ankara leads the daily COVID-19 cases across the country, said the minister.

In Qatar, 253 new cases of coronavirus infections were detected, increasing the total number to 120,348, including 205 deaths and 117,241 recoveries.

In Israel, 3,331 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, the highest daily rise since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel, taking the tally of coronavirus infections to 133,975.

The death toll of the virus in Israel increased to 1,026 while the recoveries rose to 105,455.

The country will begin on Tuesday closures on cities and towns with high morbidity from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.

Kuwait reported 805 new cases, bringing the country's total number of infections to 90,387, of whom 546 have died and 81,037 recovered.

Oman's Ministry of Health announced 256 new cases of infections, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 87,328, including 734 deaths and 82,805 recoveries.

The United Arab Emirates announced 470 new cases, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 74,454.

In Morocco, the tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 73,780 after 1,386 new cases were added, which included 1,394 fatalities and 56,096 recoveries.

Algeria recorded 289 new coronavirus cases and six more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 46,653 and the death toll to 1,562. Meanwhile, 240 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 32,985.

Palestine reported 789 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections in the Palestinian territories to 34,801, including 23,508 recoveries and 206 deaths.

In Lebanon, the number of COVID-19 infections increased by 400 cases to 20,826, while death toll went up by nine to 200.

Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli has been witnessing a remarkable increase in COVID-19 infections, prompting caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan to visit the city on Monday and check the needs of hospitals there to curb the spread of the virus.

Libya recorded 1,085 new cases, the highest daily infections in the country so far, increasing the tally of infections to 18,834, including 2,162 recoveries and 296 deaths.

In Jordan, 67 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths were recorded, increasing the tally of cases to 2,478 and the death toll to 18. Enditem

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