Healthcare workers vaccine people at a health center in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, March 29,2021. Photo by the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health.
SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (April 13) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in months in the Kurdistan Region in the past 24 hours with 1,228 officially-recorded cases.
477 of the cases were recorded in Duhok governorate, 442 in Sulamani, 179 in Erbil, 69 in Garmian administration, 38 in Halabja and twenty-three in Raparin.
Fifteen of the coronavirus-related patients died and 406 patients were recovered from the contagious lung disease 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 134,656 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 114,845 have recovered and 3,814 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)