Iraq records 8,107 coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (January 26) it recorded 8,107 coronavirus infections and ten deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 2,996 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 888 in Erbil, 677 in Basra, 528 in Wasit, 452 in Nineveh, 405 in Karbala, 303 in Kirkuk, 296 in Diwaniya, 291 in Duhok, 245 in Babil, 221 in Diyala, 171 in Najaf, 169 in Dhi Qar, 157 in Sulaimani, 138 in Maysan, 88 in Anbar, 59 in Saladin, and twenty-three in Muthanna.

The ministry reported ten patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 3,154 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 53,590 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. According to the ministry, 9,167,113 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 2,175,793 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,319 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)