3,821 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: ministry

Iraqi medical staff check passengers' temperature, amid coronavirus outbreak, upon their arrival from Iran, at Najaf airport in Iraq March 5, 2020. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Monday (September 21) that it recorded 3,821 new cases of coronavirus infection and 70 deaths in the country.

Of the total 1,327 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 346 in Duhok, 247 in Dhi Qar, 226 in Erbil, 225 in Wasit, 203 in Basra, 158 in each Sulaimani and Maysan, 134 in Najaf, 126 in Nineveh, 118 in Kirkuk, 108 in Karbala, 91 in Babil, 89 in Diwaniya, 88 in Muthanna, 80 in Saladin, 63 in Diyala and 34 in Anbar.

The ministry said that 70 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 4,484 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 322,856 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 258,075 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 8,625 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)