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Iraq’s coronavirus infections pass 100,000 total – health ministry

A healthcare worker collects blood samples from passengers at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-thru testing center in the holy city of Najaf

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s total number of infections from the novel coronavirus passed 100,000 on Thursday as the health ministry said 102,226 cases had been recorded.

At least 4,122 people have died from COVID-19 in Iraq, it said in a statement.

Iraq has often recorded more than 2,000 new cases a day in recent weeks as the spread of the virus has accelerated.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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