Kurdistan Region logs 900 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours  

Kurdish men wear face masks in downtown Sulaimani, June 8, 2020. Sartep Othman/Esta Media Network

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Region on Tuesday announced 900 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 57,365.

Up to 317 cases were in Erbil, 302 in Sulaimani, 32 in Garmian, 230 in Duhok and 19 in Halabja, the Region’s ministry of health said in a statement.

The health ministry further said it had recorded 22 new deaths in the past 24 hours, of which eight were in Sulaimani.

Four other deaths were recorded in Erbil, two in Garmian, six in Duhok and two in Halabja, the ministry stated, raising the death toll to 2,040.

It added that 429 more patients had recovered from the virus in the previous 24 hours. The total number of recoveries in the Region reached 35,705.

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