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COVID-19 death toll crosses 4,000 in Kurdistan Region: ministry

  2021-04-28  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A woman tests for COVID-19 at a hospital in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, October 12, 2020. Photo by Shwan Mohammed/ AFO via Getty Images
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 28) it had officially recorded 1,031 new coronavirus cases in the Kurdistan Region in the past 24 hours. 

476 of the cases were recorded in Duhok governorate, 322 in Sulaimani, 163 in Erbil, 62 in Garmian administration and eight in Halabja.

sixteen of the coronavirus-related patients died of the contagious lung disease and 973 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 health officials have fostered the people to vaccinate to against the COVID-19.

Overall, there have been 149,140 officially-logged cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the Region. Out of that, 125,601 have recovered and 4,005 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 testing and not all patients and death are logged. 

(Zhyan English)