Iraq records 2,767 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraqi Muslims gather to perform the Eid Al-Fitr prayer that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan at the Abu Hanifa al-Nu'man mosque in Adhamiya neighbourhood of the capital Baghdad, on May 13, 2021. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (May 14) it recorded 2,767 new coronavirus infections and 27 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 1,079 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 425 in Basra, 149 in Diyala, 134 in Sulaimani, 114 in Saladin, 111 in Maysan, 110 in Duhok, 109 in Erbil, 98 in Najaf, 80 in Diwaniya, 74 in Dhi Qar, 70 in Wasit, 53 in Kirkuk, 52 in Nineveh, 39 in Karbala, 38 in Babil, twenty in Anbar, and twelve in Muthanna.

The ministry reported that 27 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 5,769 others recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 3,825 people were vaccinated in Iraq over the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry, 472,302 people have been vaccinated in Iraq, a country of more than 40 million, since the first shipment of vaccines arrived on February 28.

According to the health ministry, there have been 1,134,859 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,034,396 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 15,910 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)