Iraq records 826 new coronavirus cases: ministry

medical staff at the quarantine ward at Al-Hakim Hospital in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. (REUTERS)

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (November 29) it recorded 826 coronavirus infections and fourteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 91 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 178 in Erbil, 169 in Duhok, 108 in Kirkuk, 76 in Sulaimani, 59 in Nineveh, 47 in Anbar, 46 in Saladin, ten in Diyala, ten in Basra, nine in Najaf, eight in Wasit, seven Muthanna, six in Diwaniya, and one in each Karbala and Maysan.

The ministry reported that fourteen patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,367 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 109,796 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan region over the past 24 hours, with 5,811 in Duhok, 3,933 in Sulaimani and 3,909 in Erbil.

According to the ministry, 7,424,101 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 2,080,448 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 2,043,666 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,807 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)