1,997 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

A member of Iraqi medical team wearing a protective suit sprays grounds and lounges of Baghdad International Airport with disinfectants to combat an outbreak of coronavirus, in Baghdad, Iraq March 11, 2020. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 31) it recorded 1,997 new cases of coronavirus infections and 48 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 629 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 301 in Duhok, 214 in Erbil, 174 in Sulaimani, 159 in Wasit, 108 in Basra, 101 in Nineveh, 98 in Diyala, 47 in Diwaniya, 31 in Saladin, 28 in Najaf, 27 in Kirkuk, twenty-three in Karbala, eighteen in Babil, eighteen in Dhi Qar, seventeen in Maysan, and four in Muthanna.

The Ministry reported 48 patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,414 patients had recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 472,630 cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 399,655 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 10,910 people have died from it in Iraq.

 (NRT Digital Media)