Iraq COVID-19 death toll tops 5,000: ministry

134,722 total coronavirus infections recorded
An Iraqi soldier wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant to sanitize a street, during a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Baghdad, Iraq March 31, 2020.REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (August 4) that it recorded 2,836 new cases of coronavirus and 83 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 769 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 296 in Karbala, 244 in Erbil, 207 in Basra, 194 in Babil, 135 in Maysan, 129 in Najaf, 128 in Kirkuk, 112 in Nineveh, 106 in Wasit, 97 in Diwaniya, 89 in Diyala, 68 in Anbar, 62 in Saladin, 60 in Duhok, 55 in Muthanna, 44 in Sulaimani, and 41 in Dhi Qar.

The ministry said that 83 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, 1,992 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 134,722 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 96,103 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 5,017 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)