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Kurdistan Region crosses 130,000 COVID-19 cases

  2021-04-09  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A patient is treated at a coronavirus-related hospital somewhere in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. File
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (April 9) it had officially recorded 1,173 new coronavirus cases in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours. 

542 of the cases were recorded in Duhok governorate, 303 in Sulaimani, 232 in Erbil, 76 in Garmian administration and twenty in Raparin.  

Four of the coronavirus-related patients died of the contagious lung disease and 418 patients 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., including a nightly curfew from 8pm to 6am until April 12. 

Overall, there have been 130,529 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 113,235 have recovered and 3,765 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)