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Kurdistan Region logs highest single-day COVID-19 surge: ministry

  2021-04-05  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A man donning a face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic stands at the entrance of a money exchange office in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2020. Photo by
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Monday (April 5) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours with 1,045 officially-recorded cases following the recent spikes in the caseloads. 

It was the second time the infections reached over 1,000 since November 12 as 1,014 cases were logged on Sunday. 

519 of the cases were recorded in Duhok governorate, 249 in Erbil, 198 in Sulaimani, 66 in Garmian administration,  ten in Raparin and three in Halabja governroateand.  

Sixteen of the coronavirus-related patients died of the contagious lung disease, which was the highest daily death toll in a 24-hour time span in five months.

407 patients were recovered in the same period. 

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 126,191 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 111,494 have recovered and 3,731 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.

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

(Zhyan News Network)