ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that it had detected more than 4,100 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, with the pandemic situation continuing to deteriorate in the country.
At least 4,181 people have been found positive for the coronavirus since yesterday while 2,592 patients were discharged from the hospital, the ministry explained in a statement.
With 16 new fatalities related to the coronavirus, the death toll across Iraq, including those confirmed in the Kurdistan Region, reached 13,311.
Since February, Iraq has so far registered a total of 675,982 COVID-19 infections, from which 623,337 people have recovered, according to the latest updates by the ministry.
The situation of COVID-19 has worsened in several parts of Iraq. The health ministry has also confirmed a number of mutant COVID-19 cases in some cities.
The ministry had previously warned of a new wave of coronavirus cases, blaming the citizens for not abiding by the official guidelines aimed at containing the spread of the novel virus in the region.