Iraq records 2,401 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Patients recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma at the National Blood Transfusion Center in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28, 2020.

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (September 28) it recorded 2,401 coronavirus infections and 45 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 305 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 687 in Sulaimani, 372 in Duhok, 342 in Erbil, 150 in Kirkuk, 146 in Nineveh, 58 in Maysan, 55 in Diyala, 55 in Wasit, 54 in Basra, 43 in Saladin, 37 in Anbar, 28 in Karbala, twenty-five in Diwaniyah, twenty-four in Najaf, nine in Dhi Qar, six in Babil, and five in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that 45 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 3,795 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 54,683 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours, including 3,305 people in Erbil, 2,203 in Sulaimani, and 2,608 in Duhok.

According to the ministry, 4,708,888 people have been vaccinated in Iraq, a country of more than 40 million, since the first shipment of vaccines arrived on February 28.

There have been 1,998,615 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,904,615 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 22,187 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)