3,907 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical team sprays disinfectant to sanitize the area near a religious school where the first coronavirus case was detected, following the outbreak of the new?coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (September 19) that it recorded 3,907 new cases of coronavirus infection and 83 deaths in the country.

Of the total, 1,264 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 418 in Duhok, 408 in Basra, 284 in Wasit, 249 in Dhi Qar, 185 in Diwnaiya, 159 in Muthanna, 150 in Nineveh, 123 in Karbala, 122 in Sulaimani, 116 in Babil, 106 in Najaf, 93 in Maysan, 75 in Kirkuk, 72 in Erbil, 49 in Diyala, 27 in Anbar, and seven in Saladin.

The ministry said that 83 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 4,234 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 315,597 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 249,539 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 8,491 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)