Iraq death toll hits 85,000; 3,438 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectants near Imam Abbas shrine as a precaution against the coronavirus, following the outbreak, in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq on 15 March (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (September 20) that it recorded 3,438 new cases of coronavirus infection and 64 deaths in the country.

Of the total, 931 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 432 in Basra, 289 in Dhi Qar, 288 in Wasit, 207 Diwaniya, 206 in Najaf, 168 in Duhok, 145 in Maysan, 143 in Sulaimani, 133 in Erbil, 108 in Nineveh, 75 in Kirkuk, 70 in Diyala, 67 in Babil, 59 in Muthanna, 49 in Karbala, 42 in Saladin, and twenty-six in Anbar.

The ministry said that 64 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 4,052 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 319,035 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 253,591 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 8,555 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)