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Iraq reports nearly 4,500 more virus cases, 50 deaths

Death toll now above 9,200, total case count surpasses 367,400

Muhammed Semiz   | 01.10.2020
Iraq reports nearly 4,500 more virus cases, 50 deaths

BAGHDAD

Iraq reported close to 4,500 new coronavirus cases and 50 more deaths on Thursday.

The nationwide death toll now stands at 9,231, according to the Health Ministry.

A total of 4,493 more infections raised the overall case count to 367,474, while the number of recoveries has reached 295,882, the ministry said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.01 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

The US, India, Brazil, and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.

More than 34.09 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 23.69 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara.

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