Iraq reports 839 new COVID-19 cases, 599,965 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-07 01:14:21|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday 839 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide infections to 599,965.

The ministry also reported nine new deaths, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 12,865, and 1,889 more recovered cases, bringing the total recoveries to 549,346.

A total of 4,740,864 tests have been carried out across the country since the outbreak of the disease in February, with 31,993 done during the day, according to the statement.

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