Iraq reports 3,107 new COVID-19 cases, 405,437 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-12 23:04:51|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Monday 3,107 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide infections to 405,437.

The new cases included 1,268 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, 291 in Erbil, and 246 in Duhok, while the other cases were detected in the other provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also reported 60 more deaths, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 9,912 in the country.

It also said that 3,893 more patients recovered in the day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 340,050.

A total of 2,507,551 tests have been carried out across the country since the outbreak of the disease in February, with 20,368 done on during the day, according to the statement.

On Sunday evening, Sayf al-Badr, the health ministry spokesman, said in a statement that "there will be no curfew in the country in the coming period." He called on citizens to comply with the health-protective measures, including wearing masks and maintain social distancing.

Iraq has taken a series of measures to contain the pandemic since February when the first coronavirus case appeared in the country.

China has been helping Iraq fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

From March 7 to April 26, a Chinese team of seven medical experts spent 50 days in Iraq to help contain the disease, during which they helped build a PCR lab and install an advanced CT scanner in Baghdad.

Since March 7, China has also sent three batches of medical aid to Iraq. Enditem