3,461 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

An Iraqi soldier wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant to sanitize a street, during a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Baghdad, Iraq March 31, 2020.REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (August 7) that it recorded 3,461 new cases of coronavirus and 75 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 851 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 418 in Basra, 297 in Nineveh, 252 in Karbala, 244 in Erbil, 171 in Sulaimani, 152 in Wasit, 139 in Najaf, 126 in Maysan, 117 in Diwaniya, 115 in Babil, 114 in Dhi Qar, 109 in Muthanna, 92 in Duhok, 78 in Kirkuk, 68 in Diyala, 65 in Anbar, and 53 in Saladin.

The ministry said that 75 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, 2,172 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 144,064 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 103,197 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 5,236 have died from it.

 (NRT Digital Media)