(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 144,064, as 3,461 more patients tested positive for the virus over the last 24 hours ending on Saturday, the country's ministry of health announced.
The ministerial figures showed that the recent toll of cases represented the highest daily surge in the number of positive cases since the first COVID-19 was diagnosed in the country.
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 amounted to 103,197, including 2,172 reported in the last 24 hours whereas in the meantime, a number of 75 more lives were claimed by the virus, lifting the death toll to 5,236.
It further revealed that the country has conducted mass testing campaign for a total of 1,110,258 suspected cases, with 17,517 of them carried out in the previous 24-hour period.
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