Iraqi health ministry announces 3,110 new coronavirus cases, 56 deaths

Members of the medical team check the temperature of Iraqi men, following the coronavirus outbreak, at the entrance checkpoint of South Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2020. (Reuters)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq on Sunday announced 3,110 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 56 deaths, said the ministry of health.

In a statement, the Iraqi health ministry said 1,062 infections were in Baghdad, 283 in Duhok, 274 in Erbil, 240 in Sulaimani, 205 in Basra, 205 more in Nineveh, 169 in Wasit and 106 in Kirkuk.

The ministry further said 93 cases were in Najaf, 82 in Dhi Qar, 59 in Saladin, 58 in Diyala, 56 in Babil, 52 in Maysan, 52 in Anbar, 34 in Muthanna and 22 in Anbar.

The Iraqi ministry added that 3,186 more patients had recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

So far, the Iraqi health ministry have recorded 426,634 COVID-19 cases, of which 360,477 recovered and 10,254 died.

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