Steady increase in COVID-19 cases in Eastern Mediterranean Region: WHO

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Published: 2020-10-28 18:45

Last Updated: 2020-10-29 10:33


Steady increase in COVID-19 cases in Eastern Mediterranean Region: WHO
Steady increase in COVID-19 cases  in Eastern Mediterranean Region: WHO

An overall steady increase in the number of new coronavirus cases has been detected in the Eastern Mediterranean region over the past two months, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO's weekly global COVID-19 report (October 18 and 25) showed a six percent increase in the number of positive cases in the region since last week.

A noticeable increase in the number of daily COVID-19 cases was reported in Jordan and a record-breaking number (3,800) was recorded Tuesday.

According to the WHO, Bahrain recorded the highest total number of cases per one million people in the region.

The report indicated that Iran continues to report the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in the region as well as the highest number of deaths.

The report stated that over the past seven days, a total of 159,000 new COVID-19 cases and 4,000 deaths have been recorded in the region and, on October 25, the world had recorded 2.8 million new coronavirus cases over a period of seven days.