Roundup: Turkey Vaccinates Over One Million People Against COVID-19; Lebanon Reports Highest Daily Deaths

CAIRO, Turkey announced, the country has so far vaccinated 1.04 million citizens, during the first week of its nationwide mass inoculation programme. Meanwhile, Lebanon registered 64 COVID-19 deaths, the highest daily increase recorded.

The vaccination process started across Turkey on Jan 14, with the vaccines developed by Chinese company Sinovac. Over one million healthcare workers were among the first group to get vaccinated, followed by citizens living and working in nursing homes, disabled care centres, and care homes.

Meanwhile, Turkey plans to resume face-to-face education in mid-Feb, with the “highest capacity possible,” amid the ongoing mass vaccination process.

Turkey confirmed yesterday 6,435 new cases, raising the total number in the country to 2,406,216, while the death toll from the virus rose by 159 to 24,487, and the total recoveries climbed to 2,283,919.

Death toll in Lebanon rose to 2,084, with 64 new deaths, while the number of cases increased by 4,332 to 264,647.

Lebanon is facing a very dangerous pandemic situation, amid an unprecedented increase in the number of infections and the inability of hospitals to receive an increasing number of COVID-19 patients.

Iran announced 6,182 new cases, raising the country’s overall count to 1,348,316 infections. Meanwhile, 84 new deaths were registered, making for a death toll of 57,057.

Currently, 4,214 patients are in critical condition in intensive care units, while another 1,137,812 have so far recovered or been released from hospitals.

At a weekly cabinet meeting yesterday, Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, said, the first deliveries of vaccines purchased, will enter the country in the next few weeks.

Kuwait’s COVID-19 cases increased by 442 to 159,264, while the death toll rose by one to 951. It also announced the recovery of 484 more patients, taking the total recoveries to 152,420.

The Omani health ministry announced 171 new infections, raising the total number of cases to 132,317. Meanwhile, 181 people recovered during the past 24 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 124,579, while no new death was reported, keeping the tally at 1,516.

In Qatar, 271 new infections were announced, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 148,000, while 132 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 144,350. Fatalities remained at 248, for the third day running.

Morocco’s COVID-19 tally rose to 462,542 as 1,152 new cases were registered, while the death toll mounted to 8,043 as 32 patients died.

The total number of recoveries from in Morocco increased to 437,955, after 1,329 new ones were added.

Iraq reported 746 new cases, bringing the total nationwide infections to 610,598.

It also reported six new deaths, raising the death toll to 12,968, and 1,909 more recovered cases, bringing its total recoveries to 574,920.

In Israel, 9,089 new cases were reported , bringing the total number in the country to 574,718. The death toll reached 4,174 after 94 new fatalities were added, while total recoveries rose to 484,499, with 5,602 new cases.

It also reported ten more cases of the new COVID-19 strain, bringing the total number of patients tested positive for COVID-19 variants in Israel to 169.

Saudi Arabia reported 238 new cases and three more fatalities, taking its tally of infections to 365,563, and its death toll to 6,338. The total recoveries in the kingdom rose by 173 to 357,177.

Jordan recorded 978 new cases and 17 more fatalities, pushing up its tally of infections to 317,405 and its death toll to 4,187. Total recoveries in the kingdom climbed by 1,215 to 303,108.


Source: NAM News Network

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