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Kurdistan Region logs highest single-day COVID-19 cases in months

  2021-04-04  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A Kurdish Iraqi nurse looks at the IV solution the home of a COVID-19 infected patient she is treating in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, on November 3, 2020. Photo by AFP
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (April 4) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours with 1,014 officially-recorded cases following the recent spikes in the caseloads. 

345 of the cases were recorded in Erbil governorate, 340 in Sulaimani, 236 in Duhok, 69 in Garmian administration and four in Halabja. 

Thirteen of the coronavirus-related patients died of the contagious lung disease and 374 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 125,146 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 111,087 have recovered and 3,715 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)