Iraq records 724 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 Tuesday (November 30) it recorded 724 coronavirus infections and thirteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 107 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 130 in Erbil, 129 in Duhok, 69 in Kirkuk, 65 in Nineveh, 52 in Sulaimani, 50 in Anbar, 45 in Saladin, 31 in Diyala, twelve in Karbala, eleven in Basra, six in Najaf, six in Babil, four in Diwaniya, four in Muthanna, and one in each Maysan, Wasit, and Dhi Qar.

The ministry reported that thirteen patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,367 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 111,522 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan region over the past 24 hours, with 5,984 in Duhok, 5,325 in Erbil and 3,887 in Sulaimani.

According to the ministry, 7,485,441 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 2,081,172 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 2,045,021 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 23,820 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)