By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a sustained increase in the number of reported cases since the first weeks of 2021.

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During the last week of March, the Iraqi Ministry of Health reported 41,140 new cases of COVID-19 infections, which represents 6.76% increase compared with the week prior, and 251 new deaths with a 22.44% increase compared to the previous week.

During the week, the positivity rate was 15 percent, marking continuity of community transmission1 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iraq has reported more than 900,000 total cases in the pandemic, including 14,600 deaths.

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