Yemen on Friday recorded 8 deaths and one infection of COVID-19, the world's highest mortality rate of the virus in one day compared to infected cases.
Five new cases including 4 deaths were recorded, the Yemeni official government-run supreme emergency committee (SEC) tweeted, in addition to other 4 deaths announced earlier on the same day.
The southern governorate of Shabwa saw 3 deaths, northern Marib 3, eastern Hadhramout and southern Abyan saw one death each, and the southern governorate of Dhalea recorded one confirmed case of the virus, SEC added.
In government-held areas, COVID-19 infections have topped 283, including 65 deaths and 11 recoveries, while Houthi-held areas have seen blackout imposed by the health ministry in terms of real figures.
The Yemeni interim capital of Aden has recorded the world's highest rate of COVID-19-associated deaths, the UN Secretary-General said Thursday.
The mortality rate caused by the novel virus has reached 17%, Antonio Guterres added, describing the situation as "very tragic".