By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a sustained increase in the number of reported cases since the first weeks of 2021.
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.