KUWAIT, March 27 (KUNA) -- Declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) a global pandemic, the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is still carrying on hardheartedly killing and sickening more people worldwide.
Having spread all around the world, the contagious disease has now killed over 26,000 people and infected over 500,000, mainly in the US, Italy, China, Spain, Germany, France and Iran.
Jordan on Friday confirmed its first death from the deadly virus, of an 83-year-old Jordanian woman who had some health trouble.
Head of Prince Hamza Hospital in Amman Abdulaziz Al-Khashman was quoted by the country's official news agency (Petra) as saying that the victim had had a chronic disease before she died of COVID-19.
The Jordanian government enforced a nationwide curfew on March 21 as part of necessary precautions and actions in a bid to curb the spread of the virus in the country.
In Morocco, 12 more people on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus, taking this North African country's count of confirmed infections up to 345.
In addition, the Moroccan Ministry of Health announced two additional fatalities, raising the death toll to 23 so far, while 11 patients were treated.
Moving to Europe, Spain announced that the tally of fatalities due to the coronavirus had upped 5,130, according to the country's state TV.
The total number of infections in the country also spiked to 65,608, while a total 9,357 patients recovered from the disease, the TV quoted sources at the Spanish Ministry of Health as saying.
The COVID-19, the coronavirus, which first sickened people in China in December, is thought to have passed from animals to humans. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rapidly spreading outbreak a global pandemic.
Over 120,000 people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19, while more than 26,000 people have died.
Italy reported the highest death toll with nearly 10,000 deaths, while the US is now the epicenter of the pandemic with over 100,000 infections. (Pick up previous)