Iraq Records 1,685 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 Deaths In One Day

Iraq’s Health Ministry on Tuesday said they have recorded 1,685 new COVID-19 cases and 21 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,294,929 since the start of the outbreak of the virus across the country two years ago.

The ministry said in a statement that among the 1,685 newest cases, 267 of them were recorded in Baghdad governorate, along with 242 in Duhok, 207 in Erbil, 194 in Basra, 130 in Wasit, 128 in Sulaimani, 99 in Nineveh, 82 in Maysan, 38 in Dhi Qar, 66 in Karbala, 41 in Diyala, 29 in Diwaniya, 28 in Najaf, 28 in Babil, twenty-four in Kirkuk, nineteen in Saladin, seventeen in Muthanna, and sixteen in Anbar.

Another 3,477 patients have recovered from the virus and been discharged from hospitals during the span of time, putting the total tally to 2,227,997.

At the same time, the ministry said 51,550 people have so far been vaccinated in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.


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