Iraq recorded 126 coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (May 18) that it recorded 126 coronavirus infections and zero death in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 30 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 38 in Sulaimani, ten in Erbil, seven in Wasit, seven in Basra, seven in Babil, six in Muthanna, five in Duhok, four in Maysan, three in Najaf, three in Karbala, three in Diyala, two in Diwaniya, and one in Dhi Qar.

The ministry reported zero patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 145 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 13,375 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

According to the ministry, 10,604,357 people have been vaccinated in Iraq, a country of more than 40 million, since the shipment of vaccines arrived on February 28.

There have been 2,326,852 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,300,381 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 25,216 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)