Iraq records 7,155 new coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (January 21) it recorded 7,155 coronavirus infections and five deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 2,436 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 972 in Kirkuk, 754 in Erbil, 391 in Duhok, 348 in Duhok, 340 in Karbala, 340 in Basra, 231 in Diwaniya, 217 in Najaf, 191 in Babil, 187 in Diyala, 159 in Nineveh, 84 in Dhi Qar, 72 in Saladin, 71 in Anbar, 66 in Maysan, six in Muthanna.

The ministry reported five patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 1,995 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 48, 811 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, including 3,079 in Erbil, 889 in Duhok and 490 in Sulaimani.

According to the ministry, 9,030,237 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 2,144,422 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,074,718 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,277 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)