Iraq Records 4,681 New COVID-19 Infections, 30 Deaths In Single Day

Iraq’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced 4,681 new COVID-19 infections and 30 related deaths in the last 24 hours as health officials have been struggling to contain the surge in infections across the country.

991 people were tested positive in Baghdad governorate, while 592 in Basra, 545 in Erbil, 449 in Wasit, 430 in Duhok, 290 in Nineveh, 206 in Dhi Qar, 202 in Maysan, 200 in Karbala, 174 in Sulaimani, 131 in Diyala, 122 in Diwaniya, 97 in Babil, 83 in Najaf, 66 in Kirkuk, 56 in Saladin, 26 in Anbar, and twenty-one in Muthanna, the ministry said in a statement.

Another 6,000 patients have been recovered and discharged from hospitals during the span of time, it added, putting the total tall to 2,167,362 patients.

Iraq officially has 2,263,525 cases of COVID-19 while 24,600 people have lost their lives to the virus since the outbreak of the virus started in the country two years ago, the ministry’s data showed.

According to the statement, 59,427 people were vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in the same period of time, while 9,487,784 received their first doses of vaccines so far nationwide.


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