Iraq records 6,487 new coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (January 18), it recorded 6,487 coronavirus infections and ten deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 2,202 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 1,066 in Kirkuk, 766 in Erbil, 386 in Sulaimani, 368 in Duhok, 304 in Karbala, 250 in Basra, 246 in Diwaniya, 194 in Najaf, 160 in Wasit, 144 on Babil, 135 in Diyala, 90 in Nineveh, 51 in Dhi Qar, 45 in Anbar, 43 in Saladin, 32 in Maysan, and five in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that ten patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 582 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 58,005 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region including 4,927 people in Erbil, 4,098 in Sulaimani, and 3,357 in Duhok.

According to the ministry, 8,932,414 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 2,125,266 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country. At least 2,071,120 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,262 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)