Turkey’s COVID-19 pandemic continued to slow down on Tuesday, with 786 new cases of infections registered. Meanwhile, Iran set a new record in daily cases in two months amidst a resurgence of the pandemic.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca reported 786 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in Turkey, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, to 165,555.
At the same time, 22 more people died from the respiratory virus, taking the death toll in Turkey to 4,585, Koca tweeted.
“The lifting of the curfew does not mean that everything is back to normal,” Koca said.
The kingdom recorded 24 more fatalities, bringing the death toll to 549, while the total recoveries increased to 65,790 after 1,484 new recoveries were added.
A total of 2,599 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 36,036, while three patients died, raising the death toll to 43.
The ministry also announced the recovery of 1,382 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 14,281.
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said 388 more patients made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 18,726. The death toll in the UAE rose to 269, after three more fatalities were added on Tuesday.
It also said that 20 people died from the virus, in the highest single-day rise, bringing the death toll in the country to 235.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Minister of Health Hassan al-Tamimi reiterated his call on the citizens to cooperate with the health authorities through abiding by the measures of the full curfew to avoid catastrophic consequences.
The Israeli Ministry of Health on Tuesday reported 116 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily rise since May 1 when 155 infections were confirmed.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Israel would expand the number of coronavirus tests, including tests for asymptomatic people.
A total of 1,152 new cases were recorded, raising the total infections with the coronavirus in Egypt since mid-February to 27,536. It is the sixth consecutive day for Egypt’s COVID-19 daily infections to surpass 1,000.
In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic continued its downward trend for the fifth day in a row, with 33 new cases recorded.
Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections increased on Tuesday by nine cases to 1,242, while the death toll remained unchanged at 27.