2,878 new COVID-19 cases reported in Iraq: 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-Sudani/ Reuters)

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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (October 30) it recorded 2,878 new cases of coronavirus infections and 47 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.

Of that total, 897 of the newest cases are in Baghdad governorate, along with 427 in Erbil, 331 in Duhok, 244 in Sulaimani, 168 in Basra, 117 in Wasit, 116 in Saladin, 107 in Diyala, 96 in Kirkuk, 88 in Nineveh, 70 in Maysan, 48 in Anbar, 38 in Najaf, 36 in Babil, 32 in Muthanna, 31 in Diwaniya, twenty in Karbala and twelve in Dhi Qar.

The Ministry reported 47 patients had died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 2,855 patients had recovered from it.

According to the health ministry, there have been 470,633 cases of coronavirus across Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country earlier this year. Some 397,241 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and a total of 10,862 people have died from it in Iraq.

 (NRT Digital Media)