Corunavirus: Iraq announces 36 new cases, 7 deaths

26/3/2020 15:59:00

The Iraqi Ministry of Health and Environment announced 36 new cases and seven deaths from the novel coronavirus across Iraq, on Thursday.


In a statement, the ministry said that "the Ministry of Health and Environment laboratories registered 36 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Iraq."


The ministry's satement indicated that 9 cases were reported in Baghdad, 9 in Basra, 7 in Karbala, 5 in Najaf, 2 in Wasit, 1 in Sulaymaniya, 1 in Kirkuk and 1 in Dhi Qar.


7 new deaths were recorded 3 in Baghdad, 2 in Karbala, 1 in Muthanna and 1 in Babel.


16 new recovery cases were recorded, 13 in Baghdad, 1 in Diwaniyah, 1 in Babel and 1 in Najaf.


As of now, the total number of coronavirus cases in Iraq reached 382, ​​with 105 recovery cases and 36 deaths.




(Translated and Edited by Baha Amin)






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