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3,204 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

Iraqi medical staff check passengers' temperature, amid coronavirus outbreak, upon their arrival from Iran, at Najaf airport, Iraq March 5, 2020. (Photo Credit: Alaa al-Marjani/ Reuters)
2020-10-24

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (October 24) that it recorded 3,204 new cases of coronavirus infection and 55 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of the total, 1,268 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 383 in Duhok, 330 in Erbil, 241 in Diyala, 209 in Wasit, 147 in Sulaimani, 138 in Nineveh, 132 in Basra, 81 in Saladin, 62 in Dhi Qar, 35 in Najaf, 35 in Maysan, 35 in Anbar, 33 in Diwnaiya, 32 in Karbala, twenty-three in Kirkuk, and twenty in Babil.  

The ministry said that 55 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 3,021 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 449,153 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 378,209 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 10,568 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)