2,735 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Members of the medical team check the temperature of Iraqi men, following the coronavirus outbreak, at the entrance checkpoint of South Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid


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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (August 3) that it recorded 2,735 new cases of coronavirus and 66 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 821 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 300 in Karbala, 232 in Basra, 207 in Erbil, 159 in Babil, 132 in Nineveh, 127 in Najaf, 105 in Diwaniya, 99 in Diyala, 87 in Maysan, 77 in Duhok, 75 in Anbar, 71 in Muthanna, 65 in Kirkuk, 59 in Dhi Qar, 52 in Wasit, 50 in Sulaimani, and seventeen in Saladin.

The ministry said that 66 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, 2,225 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 131,886 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 94,111 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 4,934 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)