Iraq has reported the highest daily cases since the start of the pandemic after 6,051 Covid-19 daily cases were recorded on Wednesday, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
The total number of cases in Iraq since the pandemic began is 809,092 as per government figures.
The ministry also recorded 29 new coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total number of recorded deaths in Iraq to 14,095 since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 67,526 Covid-19 patients hospitalized across the county, among them 476 cases in ICUs.
The Iraqi government announced an easing of lockdown restrictions last week saying the country faced economic challenges during the lockdown.
"We must rethink our approach in confronting coronavirus, without impacting people's livelihood and their economy," Iraqi government spokesman Hassna Nadhim said during a press conference last week.
Current restrictions: The country now has a lockdown on Fridays and Saturdays instead of Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The daily curfew has been reduced by one hour, and is now between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. local, while malls, shops, restaurants, and cafes were reopened on March 22 under strict health measures.