Iraq fully prepares makeshift hospital at site of Baghdad International Fair

(MENAFN) The cumulative number of the confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been recorded in Iraq since it has been hit by the pandemic has raised to 83,867, as 2,110 more patients tested positive for the virus over the last 24 hours ending on Monday, the country"s ministry of health announced.

According to the ministerial statement, the overall tally of patients who have so far survived their deadly infection and been accordingly discharged from hospitals has risen by 1839 to 52,621, whereas in the meantime, a number of 87 more lives were claimed by the virus, lifting the death toll to 3,432.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi confirmed in a statement that the makeshift hospital at the site of Baghdad International Fair in the west of the capital has been fully prepared and is ready to receive coronavirus patients.

Al-Tamimi declared amid his visit to the vast site: "The site is ready to open after being equipped with all the medical and preventive supplies, respirators, and testing laboratories for the people infected with COVID-19 to provide advanced health services to the patients."



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