2,741 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

An Iraqi medical staff member checks a passenger's temperature, amid the new coronavirus outbreak, upon his arrival to Shalamcha Border Crossing between Iraq and Iran, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (July 8) that it recorded 2,741 new cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 827 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, 284 in Sulaimani, 254 in Basra, 186 in Erbil, 144 in Wasit, 134 in Saladin, 126 in Najaf, 126 in Diwaniya, 125 in Karbala, 117 in Kirkuk, 113 in Dhi Qar, 90 in Maysan, 60 in Diyala, 46 in Muthanna, 43 in Babil, 26 in Anbar, twenty five in Duhok, and fifteen in Nineveh.

The ministry said that 94 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 1,627 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 67,442 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 37,879 patients have recovered from COVID-19, and 2,779 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)