ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that 6,143 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the country within the previous day.
The new reports spiked the coronavirus tally to 1,086,141, the ministry explained in a statement, pointing out that 7,242 patients were discharged from the hospital as well.
The death toll also rose to 15,608 after 42 other people lost their lives on Tuesday.
Out of the total number of infections recorded since February 2020, Iraq has registered 971,792 recoveries, according to the latest updates by the ministry.
Iraq has taken the first place in terms of high number of COVID-19 cases among the Arab countries, available data indicated.
Different types of COVID-19 vaccines are available for citizens in Iraq. However, the country's Council of Ministers on Tuesday announced a 10-day lockdown which will go into effect on May 12.