Iraq’s COVID-19 death toll passes 10,000: health ministry

Family visits a grave of a coronavirus victim at Wadi al-Salam cemetery near Najaf, Iraq, Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq’s death toll from coronavirus passed 10,000 on Wednesday, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The Iraqi ministry of health said it had registered 51 new deaths from COVID-19, raising the toll to 10,021.

The ministry further said it had registered 3,857 new cases, bringing its nationwide tally of infections to 413,215.

The ministry added that 1,266 cases were in Baghdad, 438 in Duhok, 295 in Waist, 256 in Basra, 239 in Sulaimani, 235 in Erbil, 154 in Nineveh, 147 in Nineveh, 145 in Diyala, 133 in Saladin and 113 in Kirkuk.

It further said 90 other cases were in Dhi Qar, 86 in Najaf, 69 in Maysan, 68 in Diwaniyah, 55 in Muthanna, 43 in Karbala and 25 in Anbar.

As many as 3,188 patients had recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number to 347,396, according to the ministry of health.

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