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Iraq records 4,074 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraqi health workers collect swab samples for COVID-19 testing at the capital Baghdad's Shorja market on February 22, 2021. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
2021-02-25

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (February 25) it recorded 4,074 new coronavirus infections and 27 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 1,216 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 629 in Basra, 586 in Najaf, 266 in Karbala, 250 in Babil, 245 in Wasit, 211 in Dhi Qar, 109 in Erbil, 97 in Diwnaiya, 87 in Maysan, 80 in Saladin, 78 in diyala, 59 in Kirkuk, 56 in Muthanna, 50 in Duhok, 40 in sulaimani, nine in Nineveh, and six in Anbar.

It did not say how many were from the new variants that are beginning to circulate in the population.

The ministry reported that 27 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,271 others recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 684,362 cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country last year. At least 627,718 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 13,351 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)