Iraq records 2,483 new COVID-19 cases with hot spots in northern governorates

An Iraqi medic arrives to conduct Covid-19 tests in Baghdad's eastern Sadr City suburb, Iraq on May 20, 2020. (Photo Credit: AFP)

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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Thursday (November 26) it had recorded 2,483 new cases of coronavirus infections and 39 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 600 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 528 in Kirkuk, 206 in Nineveh, 175 in Diyala, 143 in Duhok, 128 in Saladin, 123 in Erbil, 113 in Sulaimani, 101 in Babil, 95 in Wasit, 88 in Basra, 43 in Anbar, 32 in Maysan, 30 in Diwaniyah, 28 in Najaf, twenty-six in Dhi Qar, fifteen in Muthanna and nine in Karbala.

The Ministry reported 39 patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,322 had recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 544,670 of coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 474,376 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 12,125 people have died from it in Iraq.

(NRT Digital Media)