Iraq crosses 550,000 COVID-19 official cases, records 1,614 new infections: ministry

Coronavirus testing in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq on May 21, 2020. Reuters

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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health and Environment said on Sunday (November 29) it had recorded 1,614 new cases of coronavirus infections and 24 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 394 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along 227 in Kirkuk, 187 in Nineveh, 105 in Duhok, 101 in Sulaimani, 98 in Erbil, 76 in Diyala, 75 in Saladin, 71 in Wasit, 63 in Basra, 51 in Najaf, 48 in Najaf, 47 in Anbar, eighteen in Dhi Qar, sixteen in Diwaniyah, fourteen in Maysan, thirteen in Karbala and ten in Muthanna.

The Ministry reported 24 patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,366 had recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 550,435 coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 480,903 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 12,224 people have died from it in Iraq.

(NRT Digital Media)