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Kurdistan Region reports record high 2,178 new COVID-19 cases

  2021-07-25  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A healthcare worker at a COVID-19-dedicated hospital is seen somewhere in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (July 25) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region with 2,178 cases in the past 24 hours.

This is the highest daily cases since the pandemic reached the Region in early March 2020. 

770 of the cases were recorded in Erbil governorate, 673 in Sulaimani, 588 in Duhok, and 93 Garmian Administration, 23 in Raparin and sixteen in Halabja, according to the ministry. 

Fourteen of the coronavirus-related patients died and 1,057 patients were recovered from the contagious lung disease in the same time span.

The previous records stood at 1,985 on July 19.

There has have been spikes in the COVID-19 cases in the Region and Iraq in recent weeks following the emergence of the Delta variant that is said to be more transmissible and deadly, especially among the young populations.

Authorities blame the people on lack for adherence to protective measures. 

Overall, there have been 214,006 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 192,351 have recovered and 4,689 have died.

The Kurdistan Region recorded the first coronavirus cases on March 1 last year and the cases were climbing before declining to just few tens.

The numbers may be an undercount due to limits in tests and not all patients and death are logged.

(Zhyan English)