Iraq records 8,554 coronavirus infections: ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (January 28) it recorded 8,554 coronavirus infections and seventeen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

 Of that total, 2,341 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 900 in Wasit, 898 in Erbil, 844 in Basra, 460 in Karbala, 415 in Duhok, 370 in Nineveh, 329 in Dhi Qar, 272 in Diwaniya, 223 in Diyala, 217 in Kirkuk, 211 in Saladin, 209 in Sulaimani- 201 in Najaf, 193 in Maysan, 167 in Babil, 61 in Anbar, and twenty-three in Muthanna.

The ministry reported seventeen patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus infection, and 4,559 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 47,091 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. According to the ministry, 9,221,428 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 2,191,956 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country.

At least 2,095,374 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 24,347 people have died from it in Iraq. The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)