4,305 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

An Iraqi doctor shows a locally made testing component for the coronavirus disease, as it's produced by a group of researchers from Basra University, in Basra, March 29, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Essam Al-Sudani

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (September 18) that it recorded 4,305 new cases of coronavirus infection and 76 deaths in the country.

Of the total, 1,462 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 380 in Wasit, 302 in Basra, 254 in Erbil, 227 in Dhi Qar, 206 in Diwaniya, 190 in Duhok, 177 in Maysan, 167 in Babil, 161 in Sulaimani, 150 in Kirkuk, 134 in Muthanna, 131 in Karbala, 124 in Nineveh, 99 in Najaf, 51 in Diyala, 50 in Saladin and 40 in Anbar.

The ministry said that 76 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 4,205 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 311,690 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 241,100 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 8,408 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)