Latest coronavirus developments in the Middle East
Updated 18:21, 18-Apr-2020

Latest coronavirus developments in the Middle East

Iran reported 73 news deaths in the past 24 hours, reaching a total of 5,031 fatalities. Infection cases are now at 80,868.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Israel has increased to 13,107, with 125 new infections on Saturday. The death toll has risen by seven since Friday evening, reaching 158.

Lebanon said there're 672 people tested positive for the coronavirus as of Saturday noon. Its death toll remains at 21. Also, a total of 94 patients have recovered.

Kuwait said on Saturday afternoon that the country registered 93 new cases and one new death, taking the country's cumulative cases to 1,751 and death toll to five.

Oman has so far confirmed 1,180 COVID-19 cases, including six fatalities and 176 recoveries. The country's health official has warned peak could come at the last week of April but Oman has adequate medical supplies, adding there's no need to panic.