Iraq records 2,383 new coronavirus cases: ministry

A medical team checks the temperature of a woman, at the entrance checkpoint of Erbil, Iraq, March 2, 2020. - REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 14) it recorded 2,383 coronavirus infections and 26 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 210 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 583 in Sulaimani, 541 in Erbil, 285 in Duhok, 160 in Nineveh, 111 in Basra, 100 in Kirkuk, 89 in Najaf, 72 in Saladin, 42 in Wasit, 40 in Maysan, 39 in Diyala, 34 in Dhi Qar, 29 in Karbala, eighteen in Babil, twelve in Diwaniya, ten in Anbar, and eight in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that 26 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 3,179 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 82,348 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours, including 2,215 people in Sulaimani, 1,993 in Duhok, and 1,673 in Erbil.

According to the ministry, 5,154,861 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 2,030,498 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,958,467 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 22,681 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)