Iraq records over 12,000 new COVID cases, shattering daily record

Iraq records 12,180 Covid infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry says, the highest number the country has detected in a day so far in the pandemic.

More than 1.5 million people have now tested positive and 18,347 have officially died of Covid-19 in Iraq, where the health infrastructure is dilapidated and much of the 40 million population remains skeptical of vaccines.

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