Iraq records 4,884 coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (January 22) it recorded 4,884 coronavirus infections and six deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 2,546 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 468 in Karbala, 347 in Basra, 278 in Duhok, 254 in Erbil, 162 in Diyala, 158 in Kirkuk, 150 in Babil, 100 in Wasit, 96 in Najaf, 87 in Nineveh, 51 in Diwaniya, 48 in Slemani, 46 in Maysan, 36 in Anbar, 32 in Dhi Qar, and twenty-four in Saladin.

The ministry reported six patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 1,704 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 9,846 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. According to the ministry, 9,035,763 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 2,149,306 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,076,422 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,283 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)