COVID-19 pandemic in the Kurdistan Region

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Kurdistan Region
Iraqi Kurdistan in Iraq (de-facto and disputed hatched).svg
  • Kurdistan Region in dark red
  • Disputed territories controlled by the Iraqi federal government in light red
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Kurdistan Region
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date1 March 2020
(1 year and 6 months)
Confirmed cases230,263
Recovered198,457
Deaths
4,770
Government website
GOV.KRD

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Kurdistan Region is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The COVID-19 disease was first confirmed to have reached the Kurdistan Region, an autonomous region of Iraq, on 1 March 2020.

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Background

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019. [1] [2]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, [3] [4] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. [5] [3]

Timeline

March 2020

On 1 March, the first case in the Kurdistan Region was confirmed. [6]

August 2020

On 5 August, the Kurdistan Region reached a total of 15,577 COVID-19 cases. [7]

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