Kurdistan: COVID-19 Cases Further Rise Amid New Restrictions to Combat the Surge
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Kurdistan: COVID-19 Cases Further Rise Amid New Restrictions to Combat the Surge

ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region on Tuesday reported 856 new cases of COVID-19 amid a third wave of the pandemic which has made the regional government to introduce new measure to curb the spread.

The region’s health ministry said in a report that 12 people had died from the virus within the past 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll up to 3,743.

While nearly 112,000 people have so far recovered from COVID-19, there remain 11,378 active cases in the Kurdistan Region, according to the latest updates available on KRG’s official website.

The total number of the people infected with the virus since the beginning of the outbreak in the semi-autonomous region now stands at 127,047.

The Kurdistan Region’s High Committee for Combatting COVID-19 on Monday introduced new restrictions to fight a new rise in the infections. It has suspended movements between the provinces of Kurdistan Region and Iraq, with exceptions for the international organizations, official delegations, and trade shipments.