As the world is shutting down and mounting restrictions are put on people’s lives, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is carrying on killing and sickening more people around the globe.

The world is actually struggling to stem the tide of the globally spreading virus in an unparalleled world response to a disease. The sweeping majority of countries are still reporting more fatalities and infections, in spite of many recoveries from the virus, which appears to be still far from the end.

For instance, Algeria recorded three more deaths from the contagious disease, increasing the country’s death toll of the virus to 12, according to health authorities.

The latest fatalities are two women, including one aged 77, and a 85-year-old man, the authorities said in a press release. The Algerian Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed a hike to 90 in the total number of infections in this North African country.

In Iraq, Kurdistan Region said six people had tested positive for the COVID-19, raising to 47 the count of the region’s confirmed infections.

The fresh patients are five men and a 24-year-old woman, who had close contact with previously recorded cases, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Morocco confirmed 16 more infections with the virus, bringing the North African country’s total number of cases up to 79. In addition, three people died from the novel coronavirus, while two patients were treated from the infection, the Ministry of Health said in a press statement.

However, a total of 385 people tested negative for the COVID-19, the ministry confirmed. However, the Bahraini Ministry of Health said that 13 additional patients had recovered from the disease.

This brought the Gulf country’s tally of already treated cases up to 125 so far, the ministry said in a press statement.

Known as COVID-19, the coronavirus, which first sickened people in China in December, is thought to have passed from animals to humans. The pandemic has claimed the lives of thousands of people, mostly in China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global pandemic.

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