2,545 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

Members of the Iraqi civil defense disinfect a mosque where there was a recent confirmed case of coronavirus in the central shrine city of Najaf, on February 3, 2020. (Photo Credit: AFP)

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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Friday (November 27) it had recorded 2,545 new cases of coronavirus infections and 42 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 516 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 395 in Kirkuk, 282 in Babil, 225 in Saladin, 167 in Diyala, 166 in Nineveh, 154 in Sulaimani, 144 in Duhok, 128 in Wasit, 105 in Erbil, 53 in Anbar, 52 in Basra, 45 in Najaf, 31 in Dhi Qar, twenty-six in Karbala, twenty-five in Maysan, twenty-three in Diwaniyah and eight in Muthanna.

The Ministry reported 42 patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,322 had recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 547,215 coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 476,297 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 12,167 people have died from it in Iraq.

(NRT Digital Media)