Yemen reports 17 new coronavirus cases, raising total number to 51

FILE PHOTO: Health workers take temperature and info of people riding on a truck, amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the main entrance of Sanaa, Yemen May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) – Yemen on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases and one death, raising the total number of infections to 51 and total fatalities to eight, the emergency coronavirus committee of Yemen’s Saudi-backed government said on Twitter.

The committee said there are 10 new cases in Aden, three in Hadhramaut, two in Lahaj and two in Taiz.

Reporting by Samar Hassan; editing by Diane Craft

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