Iraq announces 3,210 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Iraqi women wear protective face masks as they look at books at Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq March 6, 2020. Khalid Al-Mousily/ Reuters

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Sunday it had logged 3,210 new coronavirus cases and 52 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The health ministry said in a statement that it had registered 1,220 infections in Baghdad, 276 in Erbil, 262 in Dhi Qar, 217 in Duhok, 156 in Diyala, 155 in Wasit, 129 in Nineveh, 127 in Sulaimani, 122 in Kirkuk, 106 in Basra, 105 in Maysan and 101 in Babil.

The ministry added that 66 more cases were in Najaf, 66 others in Karbala, 56 in Diwaniyah, 27 in Muthanna, 13 in Anbar and six in Saladin.

The Iraqi ministry further said 3,817 more patients had recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

So far, Iraq has recorded 379,141 coronavirus cases, with 9,399 deaths and 307,482 recoveries, according to the health ministry.

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