645 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry


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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (April 17) it had officially recorded 645 new cases of coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours.

There were 487 new cases in Duhok governorate, 82 in Erbil, 62 in Sulaimani, eleven in Garmian administration, and three in Halabja.

On October 27, the Region recorded its highest single-day total with 1,597 infections.

The ministry also said twelve patients had died from the disease, while 496 others recovered.

According to the health ministry, there have been 138,222 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region. An official tally of 116,916 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 3,869 have died from it.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)