On 24 February 2020, Iraq recorded its first COVID-19 case in the country. This follows the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of the novel coronavirus (SARS-Co- V-2) as an outbreak of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020.
To respond to this pandemic WHO worked with the Ministry of Health and Environment (MOH&E) and partners to contain the epidemic by establishing a coordination mechanism and infectious diseases outbreak response activities and ensured that the response follows WHO recommended strategy based on four pillars: Testing, Isolating, Early case management, and contact tracing. WHO’s key areas of support to Iraq in 2020 include:
597K TOTAL COVID-19 CASES RECORED
543K REPORTED RECOVERED
13K REPORTED DEATHS
41K ACTIVE CASES
4.54M TOTAL SAMPLES TESTED