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

  2021-04-07  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo -Healthcare check the condition of a patient in a coronavirus-related hopsital somewhere in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. File
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 7) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours with 1,217 officially-recorded cases following the recent spikes in the caseloads. 

It was the third time the infections reached over 1,000 in the past few days since November 12 as 1,014 cases were logged on Sunday and 1,045 on Monday. 

503 of the cases were recorded in Duhok governorate, 373 in Sulamani, 270 in Erbil, 67 in Garmian administration, and four in Raparin. 

The 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 128,264 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 112,334 have recovered and 3,756 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)