Iraq records 4,466 new coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (January 17), it recorded 4,466 coronavirus infections and five deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total 962 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 727 in Kirkuk, 660 in Erbil, 389 in Sulaimani, 287 in Duhok, 225 in Wasit, 210 in Diwaniya, 209 in Karbala, 179 in Basra, 140 in Babil, 134 on Najaf, 95 in Diyala, 53 in Dhi Qar, 51 in Saladin, 50 in Nineveh, 42 in Maysan, 35 in Anbar, and eighteen in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that five patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 582 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 65,113 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region including 3,439 people in Erbil, 3,317 in Duhok, and 3,178 in Sulaimani.

According to the ministry, 8,899,067 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 2,118,779 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country. At least 2,070,472 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,252 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)