Iraq records 8,106 new coronavirus cases: ministry

People wait for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Baghdad on June 4.Khalil Dawood /Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (July 22) it recorded 8,106 new coronavirus infections and 81 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 2,062 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 665 in Wasit, 660 in Basra, 587 in Karbala, 568 in Sulaimani, 553 in Dhi Qar, 440 in Maysan, 419 in Erbil, 320 in Najaf, 295 in Diwaniya, 288 in Diyala, 265 in Muthanna, 242 in Babil, 233 in Duhok, 168 in Kirkuk, 154 in Saladin, 145 in Nineveh, and 45 in Anbar.

The ministry reported that 81 patients died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 7,257 recovered from it.

Meanwhile, 20,819 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry, 1,218,518 people have been vaccinated in Iraq, a country of more than 40 million, since the first shipment of vaccines arrived on February 28.

There have been 1,526,943 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the virus first appeared in the country last year. At least 1,386,331 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 18,101 people have died from it in Iraq.

The numbers are almost certainly an undercount.

(NRT Digital Media)