3,804 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 Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 29) that it recorded 3,804 new cases of coronavirus infections and 45 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 1,079 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 580 in Erbil, 440 in Duhok, 265 in Sulaimani, 207 in Diyala, 175 in Kirkuk, 162 in Basra, 161 in Saladin, 159 in Nineveh, 132 in Wasit, 104 in Najaf, 101 in Maysan, 69 in Babil, 51 in Diwaniya, 36 in Dhi Qar, 35 in Karbala, 28 in Anbar, and twenty in Muthanna.

 The Ministry reported 45 patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 3,376 patients had recovered from it.

 According to the health ministry, there have been 467,755 cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 394,386 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 10,815 people have died from it in Iraq.

 (NRT Digital Media)