Iraq records 7,693 coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (January 25) it recorded 7,693 coronavirus infections and nine deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 2,699 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 916 in Erbil, 663 in Basra, 639 in Wasit, 429 in Karbala, 381 in Kirkuk, 357 in Diwaniya, 344 in Duhok, 237 in Sulaimani, 234 in Nineveh, 172 in Diyala, 139 in Najaf, 127 in Maysan, 126 in Dhi Qar, 122 in Anbar, 71 in Saladin, nineteen in Muthanna, and eighteen in Babil.

The ministry reported nine patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 3,025 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 60,429 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. According to the ministry, 9,134,084 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 2,167,686 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,084,203 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,309 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)