3,441 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Members of the medical team check the temperature of Iraqi men, following the coronavirus outbreak, at the entrance checkpoint of South Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid


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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (August 12) that it recorded 3,441 new cases of coronavirus and 57 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 616 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 577 in Basra, 389 in Erbil, 287 in Karbala, 220 in Kirkuk, 202 in Wasit, 154 in Najaf, 140 in Muthanna, 128 in Maysan, 125 in Dhi Qar,  108 in Sulaimani, 95 in Anbar, 86 in Diyala, 73 in Nineveh, 69 in Duhok, 60 in Saladin, 58 in Babil, and 54 in Diwaniya.

The ministry said that 57 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, 2,439 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 160,436 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 114,541 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 5,588 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)