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Iraq records 1,064 new coronavirus cases: ministry

A man receives a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baghdad, Iraq March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily
PM:04:33:23/10/2021

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 23) it recorded 1,064 coronavirus infections and 36 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 153 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 223 in Duhok, 181 in Erbil, 156 in Sulaimani, 98 in Nineveh, 74 in Basra, 69 in Najaf, 26 in Wasit, thirteen in Diyala, twelve in Karbala, eleven in Maysan, eight in Anbar, five in Babil, five in Diwaniya, and two in Dhi Qar.

The ministry reported that 36 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,207 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 13,160 people were vaccinated in Iraq over the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry, 5,521,236 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 2,045,027 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,984,439 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 22,937 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)