Iraq records 4,931 coronavirus infections: ministry

Health workers with the Emirati Red Crescent and the UNHCR stand at a vaccination center in Debaga camp in Makhmur on May 25,2021.SAFIN HAMED/AFP

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (January 23) it recorded 4,931 coronavirus infections and four deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 1,855 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 838 in Erbil, 381 in Karbala, 345 in Kirkuk, 221 in Wasit, 219 in Basra, 215 in Diwaniya, 191 in Duhok, 191 in Babil, 108 in Diyala, 98 in Najaf, 93 in Sulaimani, 92 in Nineveh, 48 in Dhi Qar, 29 in Saladin, five in Maysan, and two in Anbar.

The ministry reported four patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 2,000 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 37,428 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. According to the ministry, 9,058,068 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 2,154,237 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,078,422 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,287 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)