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Iraq records 1,412 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Health workers with the Emirati Red Crescent and the UNHCR stand at a vaccination center in Debaga camp in Makhmur on May 25,2021.SAFIN HAMED/AFP
PM:04:43:27/10/2021

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (October 27) it recorded 1,412 coronavirus infections and 37 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 130 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 340 in Erbil, 247 in Duhok, 215 in Sulaimani, 178 in Nineveh, 65 in Basra, 60 in Kirkuk, 55 in Saladin, 50 in Najaf, thirteen in Babil, thirteen in Anbar, tten in Diyala, eight in Maysan, eight in Diwaniya, seven in Wasit, six in Karbala, six in Dhi Qar, and one in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that 37 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,302 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 78,615 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours, including 4,760 people in Erbil, 4,318 in Sulaimani, and 3,404 in Duhok.

According to the ministry, 5,736,758 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 2,050,652 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,993,877 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,061 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)