1,336 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry


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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Monday (January 17) it officially recorded 1,336 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours.

There were 660 new cases in Erbil governorate, 287 in Duhok, 242 in Sulaimani, and 31 in Garmian administration, eight in Halabja, and seven in Raparin.

On July 26, the Region recorded its highest single-day total with 3,559 infections.

The ministry also said three patients died from the disease, while 128 others recovered. According to the health ministry, there have been 389,901 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region.

An official tally of 373,959 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 7,163 have died from it. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)