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COVID-19 death toll passes 3,700 in Kurdistan Region: ministry

  2021-04-03  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A ceric and people pray at the grave of one of the coronavirus-related body (File)
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (April 3) that it had officially recorded 444 new COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours. 

373 of the cases were recorded in Duhok governorate, 66 in Erbil and five in Sulaimani.

Fourteen of the coronavirus-related patients died of the contagious lung disease and 347 have recovered in the same time span. 

There has have been spikes in the COVID-19 cases in the Region and Iraq following the emergence of new strains of the pathogen globally, especially the UK and South African variants.

The KRG Committee to Combat Coronavirus task force have announced several measures recently to combat the contagious pandemic. 

Overall, there have been 124,132 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 110,713 have recovered and 3,702 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 highest daily infections were logged on October 27 with 1,597 cases.

(Zhyan News Network)