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In a follow-up report on the cholera situation in Iraq,  health ministry officials reported Saturday that the number of cholera cases has passed 300, after 52 new cases were recently recorded.

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The ministry’s spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, said in a statement that “52 new confirmed cases of cholera were recorded in Iraq, including 1 new death recorded in Kirkuk.”

Al-Badr added that “the total number of confirmed cases of the disease reached 309, including 3 deaths.”

On June 19, the Iraqi health authorities announced an outbreak of cholera after it was confirmed that there were at least 13 cases of infection in different parts of the country, while thousands of hospital admissions due to acute diarrhea were reported.