WORLD Iraq reports 3,804 new COVID-19 cases, 467,755 in total

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Iraq reports 3,804 new COVID-19 cases, 467,755 in total

Xinhua

07:35, October 30, 2020

BAGHDAD, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Thursday 3,804 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide infections to 467,755.

The ministry also reported 45 new deaths and 3,376 more recovered cases in the country, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 10,815 and the total recoveries to 394,386.

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A total of 2,833,070 tests have been carried out across the country since the outbreak of the disease in February, with 18,575 done during the day, according to the statement.

Earlier, the ministry frequently attributed the increase of COVID-19 infections to the lack of public compliance to the health instructions and the stronger testing capacity with the increase of labs in Baghdad and other provinces.

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.

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