Men economically affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, sanitize their hands before receiving a meal at a La Olla Comunitaria soup kitchen in Guatemala City, on September 15, 2020. (File photo: AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 931,272 with the global confirmed cases reaching 29,412,696 as of 8:30 am BJT on Wednesday according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 8:30 am BJT, September 16):
The total COVID-19 cases in Israel rose to 164,402 on Tuesday with 4,034 new cases, according to the data released by the state's Ministry of Health.
Turkey reported 1,742 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the total diagnosed patients to 294,620, the Turkish Health Ministry announced.
Lebanon's total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 592 cases to 25,449 on Tuesday, the Lebanese Health Ministry reported.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday announced 674 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 80,940.
Palestine on Tuesday reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the Palestinian territories to 41,416.
The Iraqi Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 4,224 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 298,702.