Iraq reports 2,485 new COVID-19 cases, 104,711 in total

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BAGHDAD, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Friday 2,485 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 104,711.

It also reported 90 fatalities during the day, raising the death toll to 4,212 in the country, while 1,863 more patients recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 71,268.

The new cases were recorded after 18,234 testing kits were used across the country during the day, and a total of 879,399 tests have been carried out since the outbreak of the disease, according to the ministry's statement.

Meanwhile, Mutaz Ali, director of a hospital in Baghdad, told the official Iraqi News Agency that he expected a decrease in the number of daily infections in coronavirus pandemic as there is increasing awareness among the citizens that pushes the people to abide by the preventive measures.

On July 16, the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, decided to reduce the hours of the partial curfew, except for the full curfew on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

It also decided to completely lift the curfew after the Eid al-Adha holiday, which is expected to end in early August according to the Islamic lunar calendar.

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. Enditem

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