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2,039 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

Civil defense team members spray disinfectant to sanitize the surroundings of the Kufa mosque following an outbreak of the coronavirus in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani.
2020-12-03

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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Thursday (December 3) it had recorded 2,039 new cases of coronavirus infections and 21 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 612 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along 287 in Nineveh, 261 in Kirkuk, 120 in Diyala, 101 in Babil, 97 in Erbil, 86 in Sulaimani, 81 in Saladin, 68 in Basra, 65 in each Duhok, Dhi Qar, 57 in Wasit, 51 in Anbar, 27 in each Najaf and Diwaniya, 26 in Karbala and four in each Maysan and Muthanna.

The Ministry reported twenty-one patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,550 had recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 558,767 coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 487,863 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 12,361 people have died from it in Iraq.

(NRT Digital Media)