Iraq records 856 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Zainab Faris Omran, 21 works as a nurse in Al-Hussein Hospital in Karbala. © UNDP Iraq

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (November 26) it recorded 856 coronavirus infections and seventeen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 101 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 165 in Duhok, 162 in Erbil, 141 in Sulaimani, 76 in Kirkuk, 70 in Nineveh, 42 in Saladin, 32 in Anbar, seventeen in Diyala, fifteen in Basra, twelve in Najaf, seven in Wasit, five in Babil, four in Diwaniya, two in Maysan, two in Dhi Qar, two in Muthanna, and one in Karbala.

The ministry reported that seventeen patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,423 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 111,210 people were vaccinated in Iraq over the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry, 7,305,901 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 2,078,521 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 2,039,612 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,765 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)