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Coronavirus kills 94 in Iraq, sickens 123 in Morocco

Virus death toll rose in Iraq to 2,779 and to 240 in Morocco

Coronavirus kills 94 in Iraq, sickens 123 in Morocco


The coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday claimed 94 more lives in Iraq and sickened 123 people in Morocco.

In a statement, the Iraqi Health Ministry said the country’s nationwide death toll rose to 2,779 after 94 died from the virus, while 2,741 cases were registered, pushing the total infections to 67,442.

In Morocco, the Health Ministry said 123 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the North African country to 14,730.

Morocco’s death toll now stands at 240 deaths and 10,848 recoveries.

More than 11.85 million COVID-19 cases have been reported around the world, with fatalities over 544,700, and recoveries exceeding 6.46 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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