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Iraq records 3,895 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Tarik Sheibani, an Iraqi doctor and director of Al-Amal Hospital, at a quarantine ward at Al-Amal Hospital.(Reuters)
PM:04:35:15/09/2021

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (September 15) it recorded 3,895 coronavirus infections and 35 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 600 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 492 in Sulaimani, 418 in Basra, 378 in Erbil, 308 in Duhok, 259 in Nineveh, 207 in Maysan, 182 in Kirkuk, 170 in Wasit, 158 in Diyala, 155 in Najaf, 127 in Dhi Qar, 112 in Karbala, 99 in Muthanna, 79 in Saladin, 76 in Diwaniya, 46 in Babil, and 29 in Anbar.

The ministry reported that 35 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 5,725 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 110,310 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours, including 6,758 people in Erbil, 5,173 in Duhok, and 4,318 in Sulaimani.

According to the ministry, 4,261,149 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 1,963,264 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,840,395 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 21,631 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)