Iraq registers highest daily COVID-19 fatalities since February

(MENAFN) Iraq's fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic reached 1,559 on Friday, with 122 extra mortalities, the highest daily count in the country since the first infection was registered in February.

2,054 more infections have been recorded, taking the total cases to 41,193, while the number of recoveries reached 18,859, the Health Ministry said.

Last May, the Iraqi government re-imposed a national curfew which is now in operation until further notice, because of the recent outburst in the cases rate.

Concerns reign in Iraq over the possible failure of the health system in case the numbers continued to increase.

Iraq enforced a curfew for the first time on March 17, before facilitating its restrictions on April 21, when it allowed the people to wander around during daylight hours, except for national curfews on Fridays and Saturdays.



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