More than 100,000 people in Iraq have recovered from COVID-19: health ministry

3,047 new coronavirus cases, 67 deaths
Iraqi workers wear protective face masks following the coronavirus outbreak, as they sewing masks at a textile factory in Babylon, Iraq February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (August 6) that it recorded 3,047 new cases of coronavirus and 67 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 659 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 290 in Najaf, 273 in Basra, 244 in Karbala, 218 in Erbil, 211 in Kirkuk, 194 in Babil, 144 in Nineveh, 113 in Saladin, 103 in Diyala, 101 in Duhok, 96 in Maysan, 93 in Diwaniya, 85 in Sulaimani, 74 in Wasit, 67 in Dhi Qar, 43 in Anbar, and 39 in Muthanna.

The ministry said that 67 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, 2,583 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 140,603 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 101,025 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 5,161 have died from it.

 (NRT Digital Media)