Iraq recorded 77 coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (May 22) that it recorded 77 coronavirus infections and zero death in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, twenty of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with eighteen in Sulaimani, twelve in Erbil, six in Basra, five in Babil, four in Wasit, three in Diwaniya, two in Diyala, two in Maysan, one in Najaf, one in Duhok, one in Dhi Qar, one in Nineveh, and one in Saladin.

The ministry reported zero patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 165 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 7,565 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

According to the ministry, 10,626,526 people have been vaccinated in Iraq, a country of more than 40 million, since the shipment of vaccines arrived on February 28.

There have been 2,327,269 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,300,919 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 25,216 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)