ERBIL — Kirkuk health department on Friday reported nine deaths due to the new Coronavirus within 24 hours alone, bringing the death toll up to 280.
Saman Yaba, a spokesperson for the department, told BasNews that they had detected 78 new cases as well.
According to the latest updates, the total number of infections in the Kurdish disputed province has now reached over 5,000.
Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region, is struggling with a rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 infections.
As of Saturday, 8th August, Iraq has recorded 144,064 cases with 5,236 deaths, including the 16,497 infections and 623 deaths in Kurdistan Region.