Iraq records 563 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Around 10 percent of Iraq's 40 million inhabitants have received at least one coronavirus vaccine jab AHMAD AL-RUBAYE AFP/File

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (November 27) it recorded 563 coronavirus infections and seven deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 69 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 153 in Duhok, 67 in Basra, 64 in Sulaimani, 52 in Saladin, 35 in Anbar, 30 in Nineveh, 28 in Kirkuk, twenty-four in Erbil, thirteen in Najaf, eight in Karbala, seven in Diyala, seven in Wasit, three in Babil, two in Dhi Qar, and one in Maysan.

The ministry reported that seven patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,366 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 28,506 people were vaccinated in Iraq over the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry, 7,320,680 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 2,079,084 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 2,040,978 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,722 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)