Two unwelcome milestones in Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus epidemic

New Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia, day by day during the past two months

Middle East updates

New cases

A further 12,928 Covid-19 infections have been reported in the Middle East and North Africa since yesterday’s update.

New Covid-19 cases reported in the Middle East (excluding Iran) day by day during the past two months

Death toll

A further 203 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the region yesterday — 72 of them in Iran. Egypt reported 39 deaths and Saudi Arabia 36.

Former Middle East editor of the Guardian. Website: www.al-bab.com. Author of 'Arabs Without God'.

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