Iraq records 615 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 Monday (December 6) it recorded 615 coronavirus infections and eighteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 79 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 108 in Duhok, 89 in Erbil, 81 in Sulaimani, 74 in Kirkuk, 56 in Anbar, 32 in Saladin, 27 in Nineveh, fifteen in Diyala, eleven in Najaf, ten in Muthanna, eight in Wasit, eight in Babil, seven in Basra, five in Karbala, three in Diwaniya, and two in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that six patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 927 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 89,159 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan region over the past 24 hours, including 4.482 people in Duhok, 3,151 in Erbil, and 2,986 in Sulaimani

According to the ministry, 7,739,507 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 2,084,961 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 2,050,960 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,903 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)