Iraq’s coronavirus surge sparks ‘epidemiological catastrophe’ warning


Iraq has recorded 12,180 Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday, the highest number detected in a single 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.Much of the 40-million-strong population remains sceptical of vaccines, with only 1.3 million having been inoculated, the health ministry says. It is not clear how many of…

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