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Iraq records 741 new coronavirus cases: ministry

A medical worker is seen at Basra University Hospital, in southern Iraqi, on April 1, 2020.(AFP/Hussein Faleh)
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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (December 3) it recorded 741 coronavirus infections and eight deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 106 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 170 in Duhok, 107 in Erbil, 92 in Sulaimani, 65 in Kirkuk, 41 in Anbar, 38 in Nineveh, 37 in Saladin, 31 in Najaf, thirteen in Diyala, twelve in Basra, eight in Wasit, six in Karbala, four in Maysan, four in Babil, three in Muthanna, two in Diwaniya, and two in Dhi Qar.

The ministry reported that fifteen patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,112 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 99,899 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan region over the past 24 hours, with 5,251 in Erbil, 5,022 in Duhok and 2,223 in Sulaimani.

According to the ministry, 7,649,912 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 2,083,515 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 2,048,378 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,867 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)