Iraq records 944 new coronavirus cases: ministry

A medical worker at a vaccination center in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on July 19, 2021. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (October 11) it recorded 944 coronavirus infections and 28 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 111 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 319 in Duhok, 92 in Basra, 73 in Nineveh, 58 in Saladin, 53 in Erbil, 51 in Najaf, 45 in Diyala, 38 in Kirkuk, 32 in Wasit, 29 in Sulaimani, fifteen in Karbala, ten in Maysan, nine in Anbar, four in Diwaniya, three in Babil, and two in Dhi Qar.

The ministry reported that 28 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 3,205 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 5,943 people were vaccinated in Iraq.

According to the ministry, 5,029,182 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 2,024,705 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,948,571 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 22,591 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)