3,923 more people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Iraq: health ministry

File – An Iraqi man wears a face mask in Baghdad. (Anadolu Agency)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Health Ministry said on Wednesday 3,923 more people had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

In a statement, the health ministry said it had recorded 1,330 new cases in Baghdad, 358 in Erbil, 320 in Wasit, 303 in Duhok, 225 in Sulaimani, 209 in Nineveh, 175 in Basra, 158 in Diyala, 138 in Kirkuk, 130 in Maysan and 126 in Saladin.

The ministry of health further said 97 other cases were in Karbala, 90 in Dhi Qar, 85 in Diwaniyah, 60 in Najaf, 41 in Anbar, 39 in Babil and 39 others in Muthanna.

The ministry added that 73 more patients had died from the virus in the previous 24 hours, while 3,413 others had recovered.

Iraq’s total number of infections reached 391,044, of which 9,604 died and 319,784 recovered, according to the health ministry.

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