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Iraq's health system meets the challenge of coronavirus

Coronavirus inflections in Iraq are decreasing, prompting the government to gradually ease the curfew and lockdown.

BAGHDAD — Iraq is preparing to ease its confinement measures as the number of COVID-19 infections in the country lessens, despite challenges to the health system and measures relating to the diagnosis, quarantine, treatment, and body disposal.

The number of confirmed cases hit 1,677, with 83 deaths April 24, with figures pointing at a continued decline for the third week. So far, 1,171 people have recovered, and 423 are still in the ICU, which also points toward a higher recovery rate among the new confirmed cases.

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