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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF COVID-19 IN FOUR MAJOR GOVERNORATES IN IRAQ
Dr. Hajir H. Al-Ridhwany*
Introduction: The latest pandemic is COVID-19 as it has been declared by the World Health Organization on March 11,2020. It has a zoonotic source but it continues infecting human. Aim: The current study is aiming for displaying epidemiology of COVID-19 in four major Governorates in Iraq. Method and subjects: A prospective cohort study design was adopted to analyze the epidemiological data that is published officially by the Public Health Department in Iraqi Ministry of Health from February 24 to the end of July 2020. Four major Iraqi Governorates were included in the current study; Nineveh, Erbil, Baghdad and Basra. Inclusion criteria was "infected patients with COVID-19 that confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing. Results: Baghdad was the first one that reported a confirmed COVID-19 infection among the four studied Iraqi Governorates. Incidence in Iraq was 312 per 100,000 population. The highest incidence was in Baghdad and Al-Basra Governorates (494 and 331 per 100,000 population). Case fatality rate was 3.8%; almost third of deaths in Iraq (35.2%) was in Baghdad. Recommendations: The current study recommends that clinical and radiological presentation should be considered in COVID-19 case-confirmation.[Full Text Article]