2,726 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

Medical staff prepare to check passengers arriving from Iran in the airport in Najaf, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Photo Credit: Anmar Khalil/AP/File)

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (August 8) that it recorded 2,726 new cases of coronavirus and 82 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

A total of 550 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 285 in Erbil, 243 in Basra, 239 in Karbala, 160 in Duhok, 150 in Kirkuk, 147 in Maysan, 137 in Najaf, 124 in Babil., 106 in Wasit, 97 in Sulaimani, 93 in Nineveh, 88 in Muthanna, 86 in Dhi Qar, 78 in Diwaniya, 65 in Diyala, 57 in Anbar and 21 in Saladin.

The ministry said that 82 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, 2,271 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 150,115 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 107,775 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 5,392 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)