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Iraq’s COVID-19 death toll nears 9,000: health ministry

Iraqi doctors make testing components for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Basra, Iraq March 29, 2020. Picture taken, March 29, 2020. (Photo Credit: Essam al-Sundani/ Reuters)
2020-09-26

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Saturday (September 26) that it recorded 4,270 new cases of coronavirus infection and 68 deaths in the country.

Of the total, 1,431 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 464 in Basra, 402 in Wasit, 300 in Diwaniya, 271 in Duhok, 225 in Dhi Qar, 169 in Diyala, 167 in Nineveh, 140 in Sulaimani, 136 in Babil, 109 in Erbil, 99 in Karbala, 89 in Muthanna, 83 in Maysan, 74 in Kirkuk, 71 in Najaf, 32 in Anbar, and eight in Saladin.

The ministry said that 68 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 3,652 patients recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 345,969 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 276,918 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 8,935 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)