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Iraq records 3,192 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraqi medical workers disinfect a ward at the Hakim Hospital in Najaf. (Credit: AFP)
PM:04:50:20/09/2021

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (September 20) it recorded 3,192 coronavirus infections and 47 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 556 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 555 in Sulaimani, 396 in Duhok, 334 in Erbil, 228 in Kirkuk, 189 in Maysan, 159 in Najaf, 151 in Nineveh, 136 in Basra, 106 in Wasit, 85 in Dhi Qar, 68 in Saladin, 61 in Diyala, 56 in Babil, 46 in Diwaniya, 41 in Anbar, thirteen in Muthanna, and twelve in Karbala.

The ministry reported that 47 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 4,878 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 115,113 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours, including 3,374 people in Erbil, 3,414 in Sulaimani, and 1,962 in Duhok.

According to the ministry, 4,444,542 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 1,978,412 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,867,818 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 21,869 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)