The national Supreme Committee on Coronavirus confirmed on Saturay 12 new infections with the novel contagion in Taiz, which raises the confirmed toll to 96 in the southwestern Yemen city.
The committee spokesman Ahmed Mansour said, "Twenty suspected cases were examined today, 12 of which have tested positive."
"So far the confirmed cases discovered have reached 96. Five patients have recovered and twenty four others died."
Taiz city has been subject to a six year siege and non-stopping invasion attempts by the Houthi theocratic militia. The siege has left a devastating impact on the city's health system as all the other services and aspects of life.