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48 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq: Ministry of Health

2020-04-03

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (April 3) that 48 people had tested positive for coronavirus in Iraq over the last 24-hours, bringing the country's official total to 820 cases.

Twelve of the newest patients are in Dhi Qar governorate, eleven in Sulaimani, nine in Najaf, five in Baghdad, four in Basra, three in Erbil, and one each in Kirkuk, Muthanna, Anbar, and Babil.

According to the ministry, there were no deaths since they last reported figures, while twenty-four patients recovered and were sent home.

So far, Iraq has officially had 820 positive tests for coronavirus. Fifty-four people have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 226 others have recovered.

On Thursday, Reuters reported that the official numbers are low, with many cases going unreported in the published figures. The Iraqi government denied the report.

(NRT Digital Media)