Iraq records 3,899 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

File – An Iraqi medic arrives to conduct Covid-19 tests in Baghdad’s eastern Sadr City suburb on May 20, 2020, as part of measures aimed at containing the novel coronavirus. (AFP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Saturday it had logged 3,899 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

The ministry said in a statement that 1,131 cases in Baghdad, 463 in Duhok, 424 in Erbil, 421 in Sulaimani, 209 in Nineveh, 188 in Basra, 170 in Kirkuk, 170 in Wasit, 149 in Diyala and 125 in Maysan.

The health ministry further said 82 others were in Babil, 81 in Diwaniyah, 77 in Saladin, 55 in Muthanna, 48 in Anbar, 44 in Dhi Qar, 35 in Najaf and 27 in Karbala.

It added that 2,816 more patients had recovered from the virus in the previous 24 hours, while 47 others died.

Iraq’s total number of infections reached 442,164, of which 10,465 died and 371,826 recovered, according to the health ministry’s figures.

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