Iraq logs 2,690 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths

A man wears protective face mask, following the outbreak of coronavirus, at a supermarket in Baghdad, Iraq February 29, 2020. (Reuters)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Friday it had registered 2,690 new coronavirus cases and 48 deaths over the past 24 hours.

Iraqi health minister said in a statement that it had recorded 983 in Baghdad, 247 in Sulaimani, 246 in Duhok. 227 in Kirkuk, 193 in Erbil, 128 in Diyala, 117 in Babil and 113 in Nineveh.

The ministry further said 80 other cases were recorded in Wasit, 75 in Saladin, 66 in Basra, 53 in Anbar, 48 in Najaf, 46 in Maysan, 31 in Diwaniyah, 21 in Karbala, 11 in Muthanna and five in Dhi Qar.

As many as 2,628 more patients had been recovered from the virus over the last 24 hours, the ministry added.

So far, Iraq has recorded 514,496 cases of COVID-19, of which 11,580 died and 441,856 recovered, according to the health ministry.

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