Iraq reported 4,755 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the highest daily number of infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, the country's health ministry said.
The latest recorded cases bring the country's total case count to at least 247,039. There were also 74 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 7,275, the ministry said.
Some context: The Iraqi Health Ministry earlier this month warned of "disastrous consequences" if people don't follow the ministry's guidance to contain the spread of the virus.
The guidance included recommendations to stay home, social distance, wear masks and wash hands regularly.