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COVID-19: Iraq records 45 deaths and 1,106 new infections

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On Monday, Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment announced 45 new deaths and 1,106 new coronavirus infections in the country, as it reported the daily statistics for the disease.

The statement from the health ministry explained that out of 10,135 tests for the virus conducted over the past 24 hours, 1,106 samples came back positive.

The Ministry also noted that there have been 1,150 cases of people who have recovered over the past day.

Some 380,005 coronavirus tests have been carried out in Iraq since the disease first appeared in the country in late February.

The total number of coronavirus infections now stands at 21,315, according to the federal health ministry. That figure includes 652 deaths, 9,271 recoveries, with 11,392cases still active and 150 patients in intensive care units, the statement added.

Over the past week, Iraq has witnessed a significant increase in new coronavirus infections, often exceeding 1,000 cases daily.

Earlier on Monday, Iraq’s Parliamentary Crisis Cell said that government hospitals in Baghdad are no longer able to handle the increasing numbers of people infected with Covid-19. At the same time, it recommended several alternative quarantine areas in Baghdad, pointing out that there will be new procedures that will be adopted in the most affected areas.