Iraq registers 3,221 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

An Iraqi man wearing a protective mask walking in a deserted street in Iraq on March 3, 2020. (AFP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Saturday it had logged 3,221 new coronavirus cases and 56 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The ministry said in a statement that 1,387 cases were in Baghdad, 365 in Duhok, 310 in Diyala, 223 in Wasit, 202 in Sulaimani, 156 in Erbil, 149 in Nineveh and 110 in Basra.

The health ministry further said 87 other cases were in Maysan, 48 in Anbar, 46 in Saladin, 37 in Dhi Qar, 23 in Diwaniyah, 20 in Babil, 19 in Karbala, 19 in Muthanna, 18 in Muthanna and six in Najaf.

It added that 3,329 more patients had recovered from the virus in the previous 24 hours.

Iraq’s total number of infections reached 423,524, of which 10,198 died and 357,291 recovered, according to the health ministry’s figures.

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