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260 new cases of coronavirus, ten deaths recorded in Iraq: ministry

A member of the medical team walks near quarantine room of a hospital, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
2020-05-31

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday (May 31) that it recorded 260 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Ninety-five of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, thirty-one in Maysan, twenty-six in Babil, twenty-four in Basra, twenty-four in Sulaimani, twenty-one in Muthanna, nine in Nineveh, seven in Wasit, seven in Kirkuk, seven in Najaf, four in Duhok, two in Diyala, two in Dhi Qar, and one in Anbar.

The ministry said that ten patients died from the virus, including five in Baghdad governorate, two in Maysan, and one each in Kirkuk, Sulaimani and Diyala. And forty-six patients recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection.

According to the health ministry, there have been 6,439 cases of coronavirus in Iraq. 3,156 patients have recovered from COVID-19, and 205 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)